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Re: New Book Releases
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We're finally back in the U.S. Both islands were stunning, but the 50-60 waterfalls we saw spilling down literally every crack of rock on a rainy day in Milford is one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen (yes, I know that was a terribly constructed statement but I only got three hours of sleep last night -- was in the ER with my wife overnight because she's been having digestive problems since we returned.) We want to come back; we'd actually move there next year when our lease is up in Brooklyn if it wasn't for the ban on importing pet birds. Oh, well. Long term goals!

Now to bring this back to the current discussion -- would anyone recommend buying a deluxe UK edition of Beren and Lúthien and pairing it with a standard U.S. release? I'd like to get the book in hand ASAP, but I also don't want to miss the deluxe edition this time. I still absolutely adore Children of Húrin, and am regretting not buying that deluxe edition when it was more reasonably priced (though I was also working at a book store in California at the time, so I had a copy a couple weeks early. Probably why I didn't spring for the imported deluxe edition.)

Posted on: 10/24 15:32:54


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Thank you for the answer!

We're on a three-week holiday and driving from Auckland down to Fiordland on the South Island. Tonight we arrived in Wellington after a second visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set this morning... we took several photos with the facsimile first edition of The Hobbit in front of various holes and other landmarks, but here's the only one I have access to until we get back to the states and can unload photos from our camera.

This one was shot with a measly iPhone 6 camera but is still stunningly gorgeous, which I attribute entirely to Hobbiton itself.

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Posted on: 10/10 2:17:27


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Hi folks; having a lovely time here in New Zealand so far, and have been reading my Hobbit Facsimile First edition in the evenings. A bit too tired after a day of tramping to read so we're turning in for the evening, but wanted to ask: can anyone tell me the story with the letters of the alphabet that appear at the bottom of pages throughout this edition? Was this so in the first edition and any subsequent editions as well? I've never seen it in a book so am at a loss as to what it means exactly. The letters do appear in alphabetical order, and I have most recently encountered the letter G at the beginning of Chapter VI.

Posted on: 10/7 1:43:38


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My Facsimile First Edition arrived today, and while there ended up being a slight indentation along the bottom edge that unfortunately made its way through the slip cover and onto the book itself, the dents in the boards and cloth can be massaged out. I may buy a second copy later once we'be returned from NZ, but I'm very happy with this copy as is. It's a rather pretty thing!

Posted on: 10/3 10:31:40


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Yes, Amazon UK. Also, I checked UPS and the shipping was updated to Monday delivery here in Brooklyn, so I'm pretty happy.

Posted on: 10/1 2:01:54



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