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Re: New Book Releases
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Ulmo wrote:
I have the U.S. deluxe Children of Húrin, and because of that I started collecting some of the other Deluxe editions of other new releases from the U.K. I will probably just hang onto the CoH that I have, despite the spine title orientation (is there anything else to complain about?), and swallow my OCD.

I wouldn’t be super surprised if they did a U.S. deluxe for Beren and Lúthien, would you?

Here is another question, about the deluxe Jemima Catlin Hobbit — does it have the same problem of later printings being done in China?


I believe even the first printings of the Catlin Hobbit are Chinese. The printer is not stated, but it has all the Hallmarks of earlier Chinese editions (glossy paper, etc). The deluxe is essentially identical to the standard edition, bar slipcase and the colouring of the binding. It is basically an expensive clipcase :)

Posted on: 2016/10/24 22:59


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I've noticed more and more bad facsimiles of later impression Hobbits turning up lately. They really make my eyes bleed. This one is a hybrid of one of Mark Terry's disastrous early 1st impression jackets and some flap scans/reproductions of the 1961 flaps. The result is every bit as nauseating as you would expect of an nth generation copy of a digital hack job. Ugh.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-R-R-Tolkien ... ng-overall-/111766485832?

Edit: He has fixed it and put up a better jacket. One more evil facsimile bites the dust, so all is well that ends well.

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If you PM it to me, I can take a look. I have the signed slipcased book with his signature.

Posted on: 2016/10/21 20:55


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Earl wrote:


I guess my feeling is I would like to have a collection comprising either:

1. All first editions printed and bound in Italy or UK.
2. All non-first editions printed and bound in China.

I think it would annoy the heck out of me to have the one Chinese edition stick out in a collection of superior firsts. That's just me though.

And let's hope they don't go this route for the new Beren and Luthien deluxe edition.


I know what you are saying, but I would say just avoid this particular title. It would be a bit crazy to want the poor quality Chinese ones, just for perceived uniformity of the set!

Posted on: 2016/10/21 16:24


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Earl wrote:
So true! I am actually turned off by this and am in no hurry to purchase it anymore.

And for that matter, I am glad I haven't shelled out my hard earned money on the first editions of the previous books. I am a completist, and knowing that one of these is an inferior quality book ruins the "collector's appeal" of the entire series for me. I will probably just wait to purchase this when I get it really cheap, if at all.

Boo!


It doesn't really bother me from an entire series perspective (although I fail to see any reason for this to be a deluxe edition at all, frankly). Being Chinese printed AND having construction issues, I can't say it feels like a worthy purchase for me. I can't see this being a big seller, somehow.

Posted on: 2016/10/21 1:24



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