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Re: New Book Releases
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Sounds liked they are describing something like this

eBay Item #201638320320


I hope not. That is actually not a bad edition (and was good value at the £4 they sold them off at), but a Chinese printed, ultra-white-papered edition like that is a long way from being a facsimile (even if it had the original text).

I guess we will wait and see, might be OK!

Posted on: 2016/8/22 22:37


Re: New Book Releases
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Hopefully they do a decent job of it, especially given how many years late it is!

Posted on: 2016/8/20 15:38


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Urulöké wrote:
I haven't seen any images (that aren't just recycled first edition pictures - someone assuming the facsimile will look identical I guess?).

Edit: Looks like Amazon.co.uk has an image (who knows if it is real though):



Hopefully that isn't real, as it would represent a hack job of scanning and cleaning...

Posted on: 2016/8/20 14:06


Re: Bookseller stickers
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It should have been noted in the description, and I do not believe for a minute that you are the first buyer he has encountered in 30 years that thought the omission in the description was odd.

I don't like the sellers response one bit -- It is designed to make you feel uncomfortable complaining.

Posted on: 2016/8/11 23:38


Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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Nilonym wrote:
Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but...

I'm sorry to see it too. I ordered the the HC 60th anniversary boxed set and was crushed to find it was printed in China when I received it. Outside the usual issues of supporting the local economy (be it the UK for HC or the US for HM), there's absolutely a quality difference between this set and my US-printed Hobbit and UK-printed single-volume 50th anniversary LotR. Finally, and I'm not quite sure how to articulate this, I just feel it's at odds with Tolkien's legacy. I'm not an expert, but I somehow feel he wouldn't be happy about it. In any case, it won't be going on my shelf.

Does anyone have a copy of this set (A11) printed in the UK? Was A2 printed in China?


Mine is the first printing (i.e. 6th), and is Lego, SPA. I agree with you that the current Chinese production feels at odds with the author and material, and you are not the first to comment on the low production quality of the Chinese three-volume LOTR.

Posted on: 2016/8/10 2:05



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