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Re: New Book Releases

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Turambar wrote:
So I picked up the new paperback edition of Beren and Luthien in Waterstones today, but all they had were 4th impressions. Not sure where the first three went.

Interestingly, for this release HC have reverted to the template last used for Sigurd and Gudrun - with the miniature version of the cover on the spine.


I received this today from BookDepository; 1st impression... so I guess that's where the 1sts went.
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Re: Dr Rhona Beare's books

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So glad I could help Lokki! It's so nice to see that these books have all found good homes
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Re: New Book Releases

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I like the idea that they are including the 'held up to the light moon runes' as Tolkien had wanted to originally include that (unless I'm mistaken) with the first impression.
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Re: Recent Activity sidebar update

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Love those unread post reminders Jeremy, site's looking great!!
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Re: Del Rey reveals new covers for The Lord of the Rings coming soon

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Eorl wrote:
The designs for Fellowship and Two Towers look okay (though if I were to nitpick, I’d say the Doors of Durin seem a bit squished).

In any case that White Tree looks dubious - it’s giving me creepy Halloween vibes


I'm not saying they're perfect, though I do like them... but compared to all of the film tie-in editions over the past 20 years, they are (to me) a very welcome change. Nice colors too.
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Re: Del Rey reveals new covers for The Lord of the Rings coming soon

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They're out. In my opinion the nicest cover art (for a US mass market paperback release) in over 30 years.

https://www.tolkienbooks.us/lotr/us/mmpb/bb2018/
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Now that's some fine craftsmanship... David Miller is put to shame.
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Re: Clays HoME vs LEGO HoME

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That's fantastic Stu, thanks for laying all that out!
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Re: 1998 Silmarillion Fake Signatures

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Jlong wrote:
unless you own the early issues of The Tolkien Collector, which I don't (I wasn't collecting at that time & they haven't been reissued by Scull and Hammond, to my knowledge), it is EXTREMELY challenging distinguishing between the early American printings of the first edition (after the first printing, of course) of FotR, TT, and RotK.


Just a quick aside, the specific back issues of The Tolkien Collector that detail the distinguishing characteristics of the 1st US Edition of The LotR (nos. 20, 21 & 22; pertinent articles by Steven Frisby) are (last time I checked) still available to order from Hammond & Scull's website. Other issues (nos. 2-6, 8-17, 19, 24) are most likely still unavailable. Some information on the 1st Edition differences (though less exhaustive) can also be found here: https://www.tolkienbooks.us/lotr/us/hc/hm1954/.
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Re: 1998 Silmarillion Fake Signatures

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I'd like to add something positive to this discussion if possible... and that would simply be a thank you to the regular posters on this site. I've had a radically different experience here as compared with Mark. Everyone has been enormously helpful and kind as well as gracious and generous sharing their expertise, which is consistently accurate. I really owe just about every one of you a personal thank you for specific things you may or may not remember helping me out with individually. Much obliged TCG gang
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