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Re: New Book Releases
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Father Christmas Letters incorrectly claimed to be a paperback. Year might have been wrong as well. That was a little while back, mind.

Posted on: 2016/10/20 12:22


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Earl wrote:
Thanks very much for the pics, Trotter!

The book does look very nice indeed, especially lined up alongside the rest of your editions in the series. It's also rather exciting knowing there'll very soon be yet another one of these.

By the way, I may be nitpicking, but doesn't the slipcase have a more "boxy curve" rather than a "curvy curve"? What I mean to say is there seems to be four distinct cuts that make up what (I think) is usually just a single smooth curve.

EDIT: I promise I am not as crazy as my post might indicate


Nah, you aren't crazy. I noticed that right away. On the plus side, at least the sides of the slipcase aren't wafer thin, as that is something we have seen before on this series.

The other thing that is noticeable is that the HC logo and the JRRT logo are higher up than on all the other books. The title is also a little to the left. I'd be interested to see it next to FoA, as that also has the slightly reduced size logo. I think is appears to be positioned better on FoA.

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I suspect the Chinese printing allows for fairly small print runs -- not quite POD, but maybe only low hundreds. I think the limited print run for these could easily go another decade!

Posted on: 2016/10/19 14:09


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Khamûl wrote:
Whoa, this is huge news. I did not expect this at all. It's great to hear that Christopher is still working away at all this. Really looking forward to this next year. Wonder if they'll do a Super Deluxe...

BH


Good news regrading Beren and Luthien, although there seems to be a bit of debate about exactly what this constitutes at this stage. Maybe we need another thread for Beren & Luthien?

Shame about the Deluxe Kullervo being Chinese. Be interested in learning whether it is good quality or not so good. The pictures I have seen of the other Chinese deluxes have been pretty unimpressive (The Hobbit and TftpR are both pretty bad from what I have seen).

With regards to "Limited Time Only", every deluxe has had that tag line. Has been true of The Hobbit and LOTR Deluxes for 11 years and counting.

Posted on: 2016/10/19 12:53

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Khamûl wrote:
Stu, see if you can remove laminate from a DJ; that would be interesting. Plenty of laminated DJs out there...

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Yeah, my gut feel is that it would be tricky because of the delicate surface, plus you haven't got anything to pull against. Even heated, the adhesive would probablt have had enough tension to stretch unsecured paper fibres. Removing the laminate from the maps was certinly the most difficult bit, and whilst in this case I was able to remove it (and not really even leave any yellowing), I suspect that was unusual. It is something I will have a go with -- just need to keep my eyes open for suitable garage sale books to have an experiment on.

Posted on: 2016/10/18 14:42



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