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Deluxe edition Harpercollins completed collection?

Jan 8, 2014
2014/1/8 11:12:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

After the release of Unfinished Tales,HarperCollins publisher will release another book of this collection?

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Jan 8, 2014
2014/1/8 21:04:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I can ask, I will let you know when I hear anything back.
Jan 8, 2014 (edited)
2014/1/8 21:18:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

tolkienbrasil wrote:
Perhaps the following books:

- Letters of J.R.R.Tolkien
- J.R.R.Tolkien Biography Humphrey Carpenter

But I was wondering if anyone here has more information or contact with publisher for more information.


Quite honestly, I think they should call it a day. It is a nice series, but the production quality of the later volumes is far below the quality of the earlier volumes (although to be fair the price has remained the same). If they released another volume and the slipcase sides continued the trend of shrinking, they would have to be zero size (which would be quite a trick).

I'd pay a bit more for something that sat between the absurdly expensive SD editions and the current not-quite-deluxe editions.

Would be good to know the print-run size for Unfinished Tales. I think we have it for all the other volumes.
Jan 8, 2014
2014/1/8 21:36:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes, they are likely done with the deluxe slipcase editions I have been told. Plans are for a re-release of the Alan Lee one volume LOTR in June, more Pocket editions (Farmer, Tom Bombadil and Smith), a paperback Jemima Catlin Hobbit, and some other less firm (but interesting!) rumors for later in the year and beyond.

I will ask for the print run on UT.
Jan 8, 2014 (edited)
2014/1/8 22:35:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulöké wrote:

I will ask for the print run on UT.

Ta. I'm guessing at 2,500 (purely for the fun of guessing and being - inevitably - wrong).
Jan 9, 2014
2014/1/9 1:25:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you.
I will whait.
Mar 2, 2014
2014/3/2 1:17:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Did anyone ever get confirmation of the print run for the Deluxe UT?
Mar 20, 2014
2014/3/20 23:05:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well, you now have an answer to this question. Beowulf will be the next (last?) deluxe edition.
Mar 20, 2014
2014/3/20 23:39:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is great news. I am very excited with this new edition.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beowulf-Trans ... her-Sellic/dp/0007590075/
Mar 20, 2014
2014/3/20 23:59:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
All of the HarperCollins "Hardback Deluxe" editions are RRP £60, so the Amazon list price (for what it's worth) of £75 is slightly odd.

BH
Mar 21, 2014
2014/3/21 0:15:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
All of the HarperCollins "Hardback Deluxe" editions are RRP £60, so the Amazon list price (for what it's worth) of £75 is slightly odd.

BH

Yeah, I saw that. I just assumed it was HC trying to fleece as much cash for the final edition. The GBP 60 editions of late have been available for about 35 (or that's what I paid for the last two, anyway), so one would assume a real price of 45 - 50 for this one. I won't be pre-ordering as (a) they never sell out quickly and (b) the price always drops AFTER the preorder guarantee expires. i.e. they drop the price below any of the preorder prices the day after it is released. I got UT and FoA from speedyhen.co.uk and was happy with price and shipping. Packing was on a par with book depository (i.e. rubbish).
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