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By Eorl

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Ah yes, they made that change too. The design is still too ugly/lazy for my liking. I've been holding off buying the current HOME hardcover set for a while, and especially these last few months knowing that the new set was coming; but if this is what the new set will eventually look like, I think I'll just get the current set as it's so much cheaper and also looks better.
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Earl wrote:
Ah yes, they made that change too. The design is still too ugly/lazy for my liking. I've been holding off buying the current HOME hardcover set for a while, and especially these last few months knowing that the new set was coming; but if this is what the new set will eventually look like, I think I'll just get the current set as it's so much cheaper and also looks better.



I think the difference is about £30 on speedyhen at the moment (99 vs 130 or so). I've really already decided to pass on this one. More interested in seeing what the Pocket LOTR looks like. I'm hoping it will be using something akin to 1st Edition jackets, in which case, I'll likely pick it up for novelty factor.


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New book J.R.R. Tolkien the esperantist Before the arrival of Bilbo Baggins

http://www.cafagnaeditore.it/prodotto ... arrival-of-bilbo-baggins/

The book contains studies by Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne and Oronzo Cilli which examine the connection which existed between J.R.R. Tolkien, and the planned language Esperanto, created by L.L. Zamenhof.

Smith and Wynne’s essay, published originally in Seven (2000), presents Tolkien’s first experiments with inventing languages and analyses in depth his initial encounter with Esperanto, as mentioned in a notebook of his from 1909 which he called the Book of the Foxrook.

Cilli’s essay covers the period of Tolkien’s life when he first encountered Esperanto in his youth, via the Officers’ Training Corps and Baden-Powells’ Scout movement and the celebration of the World Congress of Esperanto (1930), which was attended by R.B. McCallum, and the British Congress of Esperanto (1933), for which Tolkien was named a patron. Thanks to Cilli’s research, a document previously unknown in Tolkien studies, The Educational Value of Esperanto, signed by Tolkien alongside other eminent British academics of the time, is included.

A contribution from Tim Owen of the Esperanto Association of Britain enriches the book. The Foreword is entrusted to John Garth, author of the books Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth (HarperCollins, 2003) and Tolkien at Exeter College (Exeter College, 2014).


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New book J.R.R. Tolkien the esperantist Before the arrival of Bilbo Baggins

http://www.cafagnaeditore.it/prodotto ... arrival-of-bilbo-baggins/

The book contains studies by Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne and Oronzo Cilli which examine the connection which existed between J.R.R. Tolkien, and the planned language Esperanto, created by L.L. Zamenhof.


Is this a reprinting, according to Tolkieniano's site, this was published in December 2015


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The book "J. R. R. Tolkien the Esperantist. Before the arrival of Bilbo Baggins" has been published in English translation yesterday, July 14, 2017. In 2015 has been published in Italian language.

https://tolkieniano.blogspot.it/2017/0 ... ntist-before-arrival.html

Trotter edit You can buy the English language version of the book from this address http://www.cafagnaeditore.it/prodotto ... arrival-of-bilbo-baggins/

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By Karl

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Photo is up: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/00 ... 0761_203611031_em_1p_2_ti
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Nice... though I wish they'd take that map clutter off the case.


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Agreed. Books look nice, slipcase not so much. Are these "pocket" size?

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Yes


By Stu

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Yeah, Pocket size. I had a semi-informed inkling that these would use the 1st Edition jacket styles.

I'd jave preferred a full-size edition with those jackets, but this is one I will pick up, I think (despite my feelings about the pocket format).

Agree that the box is much too fussy. I think something primarily white, rather than primarily black would work a lot better.

Edit: Speedhyhen has the picture of the back of the box also

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