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Re: New Book Releases
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At least one lucky person has received the box-set in the UK from Amazon on Saturday, November 4th.

My copy has arrived; a little over half an hour ago; and so far I'm quite pleased with it. The box arrived in good shape in spite of, rather than because of, Amazon's awful packaging - just a simple twist of brown paper to support a heavy item in a cardboard box not much bigger than the item. Shoddy. Going on to the item itself - there was an issue, but not a big one. Vol. III came out straight away, but Vol. II was a little sticky due to residual glue inside the box. Vol. I would not come out. Looking down inside the box, I saw a little scrap of white paper - part of the box's inner lining - holding onto the d/w of the book. I very gently slid a steel rule down between the book and the wall of the box, and it came away easily. The tiny blobs of residual glue here and there were removed easily, too. So far, not too bad.

Posted on: 11/5 1:12:53


Re: New Book Releases
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Looks like an Amazon pre-order may get you the item earlier than other distributors, Amazon have stock and they don't.

I would like to know about this, anyone who has pre-ordered, and gets the item, can you say when it was delivered and who it was ordered from i.e. Amazon, Book Depository, Speedy Hen, etc.

I think that I may be in future stating that if you want the earliest delivery, order from Amazon

Posted on: 11/4 7:44:25

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Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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They normally have one open copy for people to look at, and shrink-wrapped copies to buy, won't buy the open copy

Posted on: 11/4 1:35:24


Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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I intend to go to the exhibition as close to its opening as possible, so am in a nice position to be able to buy from the shop, and look at the books before I decide what to get. The deluxe would have to be very good though to make me look at paying £275 for it.

Posted on: 11/3 23:42:37


Re: New Book Releases
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I asked HarperCollins about this and this was the response

We had a quality control issue that was totally outside our control that necessitated rejecting a significant number of the boxed sets. We are printing replenishment stock to bring the first print run back up to the correct level, but with lead times at printers being the way they are at this time of year, I doubt that we will have more stock until the New Year.

It looks like no books until next year

Posted on: 11/3 8:47:15



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