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Re: Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills
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Thanks for adding some clarification. Sounds like rather an odd foreward.

Posted on: 2016/10/26 13:46


Re: Horrible facsimiles
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I'm not sure why ADC would even include that, given that it doesn't fit (and isn't even close). I don't think it is an MT one, as the MT 1946 is based on an earlier version of my 1946, and it doesn't have the thick black runes like that one exhibits. That said, Mark didn't quite get my printing instructions, so printed at correct size the little bit of white shows top and bottom when printed if not accounted for when choosing the size (I sorted that on later versions by ommitting the white and having a bleed edge). I don't think it would be that far off, though. 1mm top and bottom, not 3 or 4 top and bottom.

Could have been partially ripped from the medium-res stuff I had posted up here, but removed when I found at least one eBay user printing sub-standard jackets from them. That might explain the over-thickening of some of the imagery. Dunno, really. I'm inclined to think it comes from somewhere completely different, though.

I really wish people took more care with this stuff.


(And as an aside, that book is NOT near fine, either)

Posted on: 2016/10/26 13:30

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Re: New Book Releases
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It actually isn't badly made, and the slipcase is very sturdy. But the only difference is the colour, the slipcase and ribbon marker (page block identical). So if you are cool with paying an extra £30 for that slipcase (and a bit of ribbon), it is a nice enough book. Otherwise, the standard edition definitely makes a lot more sense, IMHO.

Posted on: 2016/10/25 22:11


Re: Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills
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Ulmo wrote:
Probably true but, to be fair, the Tolkien connection is the selling point of this translation. Too bad for them that Stella Mills’ cousin’s heirs have apparently burned that bridge.


I can't imagine it would have been much of a money spinner! And assuming that no permission was asked to do the reprint, that is a bit of an oversight (and one that the Tolkien Estate certainly would not have tolerated if it were their material)

Posted on: 2016/10/25 22:00


Re: Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills
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Ulmo wrote:
I wonder what was so offensive in Priscilla Tolkien’s introduction.


I'd like to read it, but I wonder if the author of the book was downplayed relative to Tolkien's contribution and influence (purely speculation). That would be fairly offensive, potentially.

Posted on: 2016/10/25 17:00



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