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Hobbit Facsimile Ed Amazon price

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Happy New Year everyone,
Has anyone else noticed the above edition being currently sold as pre order for £17.31 from their stated price of £25? ISBN seems to be same as Book Depository ed but BD states initial price as £40.

Have placed my preorder presuming that they will honour the price if they have cocked up....


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Thanks for the update gilraen. I had trouble finding this edition on Amazon, so I am widgetizing it here for future reference. I would think that the discrepancies in price are because HarperCollins hasn't officially decided what the price will be, or has changed the price once or twice as the edition gets closer to publication. I don't have any better information at this time, sorry. Good idea to lock in the lower of the prices though, just in case! Amazon has been quite good at honoring pre-order prices even when ridiculous (a few of us here got copies of the CoH deluxe edition for £0.80 each when they had a typo on the price for a few days).

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http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Hobbi ... R-R-Tolkien/9780007440832


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I just got a response from HarperCollins on this. They are confident that there will be a release in September of this year, but final details remain to be worked out - some information that is on various websites is out of date. The price has not been finalized since the 'bells and whistles' haven't all been decided on yet.
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Thanks for that, will keep a weather eye on it.


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Thanks for the heads up, gilraen. I placed a pre-order as well.


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Pleased to be of service ! Nice to get a wee bargain....hopefully !


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If you originally placed a pre-order for this back when it was first listed (as I did back in July 2011), then your order now links to this £17.31 entry. The price has been all over the place in the intervening period, but since Amazon honours the lowest price for pre-orders there's no need, really, to pre-order this again, if you had already done so. It's not like the old order links to some defunct entry or anything.

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Looked at the text about the release on tolkien.co.uk, now even more confused than ever.

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... +Facsimile+First+Edition+

The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937 with a print run of 1,500 copies. With a beautiful cover design by the author and a coloured frontispiece painting, the book proved to be popular and was reprinted within three months, and history was already being made.

The UK first printing has only black and white illustrations.

Asked HarperCollins for some clarification, as it would be nice to know the edition that they plan to use for this release.


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Yeh, I just got another email (from Amazon) explaining that the publication date had been put back again; as I'm guessing a few others here did too. I'm guessing this is still planned to be a true facsimile edition; therefore, as you allude, will not have colour plates.

Does anyone get the impression this edition is going to get pulled? I mean, is it really viable for them to trot out this "75th anniversary" line when this book is due to be published 77 years after the first publication?

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Khamûl wrote:
Yeh, I just got another email (from Amazon) explaining that the publication date had been put back again; as I'm guessing a few others here did too. I'm guessing this is still planned to be a true facsimile edition; therefore, as you allude, will not have colour plates.

Does anyone get the impression this edition is going to get pulled? I mean, is it really viable for them to trot out this "75th anniversary" line when this book is due to be published 77 years after the first publication?

BH



To the average punter walking into the book store (physically or virtually) and buying it as a gift (which is probably how most will be sold), the anniversary tagline in the box is probably fairly arbitrary. Let's be honest, they have been selling the 50th Anniversary LoTR books for ten years.

I think it will still happen by virtue of the expanded sales window that is currently open due to PJs risible movies. I certainly *hope* it happens as it is one of the few genuinely exciting releases on the cards (excepting Beowulf, of course).



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