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Apr 11, 2018
2018/4/11 22:04:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nope, none of them were "leather"!
Apr 11, 2018
2018/4/11 22:11:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think you mean they were not leather, they were "leather".

Leatherette is the right term I was supposed to use, I think.
Apr 11, 2018
2018/4/11 22:13:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Neil should really change that.

BH
Apr 11, 2018
2018/4/11 22:34:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulöké wrote:
I believe all the other volumes went to leather in later impressions, but I don't think The Silmarillion ever had a cloth slipcase. If you are willing to have a later slipcase, you can get all leather.


The Sil is the only one that didn't have a cloth slipcase in any impression. The HoME volumes were all cloth, LoTR had 2 of each and The Hobbit had 1 of each. Annoyingly, I'm missing the 3rd impression of LoTR -- but I have two 2nd impressions, so if someone wants a cloth one and has a third (faux-leather), I'd be willing to swap.
Apr 12, 2018 (edited)
2018/4/12 7:01:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Alan Lee talks about the Fall of Gondolin on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, one hour and 45 minutes in.

Here is the link to the programme, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09y6zfp
Apr 12, 2018
2018/4/12 8:10:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh nice. That’s something to look forward to ;)
Apr 13, 2018
2018/4/13 8:08:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Another BBC Interview with Alan Lee, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0642knt
Apr 13, 2018
2018/4/13 10:08:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Trotter. The interviews were shorter than I would’ve liked ( ) but Alan Lee summarised the story rather accurately.

I was hoping his answer to the question about illustrations would’ve given away some clues, but I’m happy to wait and be surprised too.
Apr 20, 2018
2018/4/20 20:23:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Neil should really change that.

BH

What do I need to change?
Apr 20, 2018
2018/4/20 20:42:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think he's referring to these:
LOTR page reference: http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=46460
Silmarillion page reference: http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=85300

They both say leather in your descriptions, and I am pretty sure they're fake leatherette (vinyl?)
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