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Publication dates of TLotR centenary editions

Publication dates of TLotR centenary editions

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Lawrence_C wrote:
I'm terribly sorry to disturb you in this manner. I wonder if I could ask you a question? The exact publication dates of The Lord of the Rings centenary editions have always remained a mystery to me. Different resources state differently. The one-volume editions, which include a) “ordinary” edition and b) deluxe edition, were published earlier than the three-volume slipcased editions, i.e. c) “ordinary” edition and d) deluxe edition, as I understand it. For example, as for the date for the publication of the one-volume edition, some resources claim July 1991, whereas some others claim December 1991. I’m afraid that I’m completely confused. Do you happen to know these "dates"? I would be most obliged if you could help me clarify with them.

Best regards, Lawrence


I don't know the answer to this, so was wondering if anyone does?

I assume that Lawrence is referring to the HarperCollins editions, but if you know the HM dates as well, then that would also be useful.


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HarperCollins one-volume trade ("ordinary") Centenary edition: 19 September 1991

HarperCollins one-volume limited ("deluxe") Centenary edition: 12 December 1991

Houghton Mifflin one-volume Centenary editions (limited and trade): 12 November 1991

Wayne Hammond


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Wayne,

Thanks a lot for that


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For what it's worth there are entries for those one-volume editions in Hammond's 'A Descriptive Bibliography' (in fact they are the last entries of the LotR section)... pages 172-176.


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Thank you Wayne!
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