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Easton Press editions of Tolkien books
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Hey, I have been looking at some Easton Press Tolkien books and I was hoping that some of you more knowledgeable Tolkien enthusiasts could help me know what exactly to look for. First there is a local used book store that has Easton Press copies of The Hobbit, LOTR trilogy, and The Silmarillion, each priced for $100. The LOTR copies state Revised Edition, but The Hobbit only has printing dates (The Silmarillion I did not look at). I was hoping someone could give me advice on buying Easton Press Tolkien books with respect to first editions, first printings, etc. Also I saw a very attractive copy of The Children of Húrin on the Easton Press website. Any input and/or advice on buying Easton Press Tolkien books would be very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Posted on: 2007/12/13 0:34


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I haven't noticed much collector interest in first impressions of these (they were reprinted for a long time with no indication of which print run it was.) Hammond's Bibliography does not give any real details on these except mentioning that they were first published in 1984. It's been a while since I have had one in hand but from what I remember, these were not available from the publisher for a long time during the '90s. The "Revised Edition" tag was added around when the movies came out and Easton Press re-released the set.

You seem to be already aware of this, but I mention it for anyone who may be interested... They are still available new from the publisher (you have to buy all five books, they charge you $59 per month for five months for the five books.) So they end up costing you $59 per book, for a total of $295. Here is the link:

http://www.eastonpressbooks.com/leath ... ode=0193&c=4&source=CU883

These are very nice books - well made, and look very nice on the shelves.

Easton Press has also released other Tolkien books:

Lost Tales I, II and Unfinished Tales

The Children of Húrin

Lord of the Rings Visual Companions - These are the three movie photo books from the Peter Jackson trilogy.

Posted on: 2007/12/13 1:11
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thank you very much Rowns, that's very helpful.

Posted on: 2007/12/13 13:32


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HOOM RHOOM

THEY HAVE ISSUED ALSO 3 MORE "TOLKIEN" BOOKS :

LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS BY J.R.R.TOLKIEN

THE ATLAS OF MIDDLES EARTH BY KAREN WYNN FONSTAD

THE CONPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE EARTH BY ROBERT FORSTER

THEY KEEP COMMING

SADLY ENOUGH THE CHILDREN OF HURIN HAS A LITTLE DIFF.FORMAT

Posted on: 2007/12/14 12:12


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Thanks Fangorn,

I had missed those titles on my quick pass because they are not currently listed on the Easton website. More to add to the Guide....

Posted on: 2007/12/14 17:52
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