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Sep 1, 2018 (edited)
2018/9/1 21:21:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The HarperCollins web store is often out of stock on new releases. I suspect they only have a limited stock and most goes to resellers.

There is an eBay.co.uk seller with it for full RRP (yesterday it was available for £50). If you are willing to pay full whack (being signed today, I believe) above RRP.


Seller: roxy*media*uk (234822)
Ended Sep 3, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£71.14
Submitted by: Stu


Waterstones also has it in stock,

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-f ... her-tolkien/9780008302764

But I think Roxy*Media on eBay would be cheaper as their current price is a bit lower than RRP and their international postage is inexpensive.

Edit:

Also on Abe for $72

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... p=snippet-_-srp1-_-title6

Seems to be widely available. I would be very surprised if the print run wasn't relatively sizeable.
Sep 2, 2018
2018/9/2 11:30:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have finished The Fall of Gondolin; and greatly enjoyed it. More so, indeed, than either Beren and Luthien or The Children of Hurin.

- wellinghall
Sep 2, 2018
2018/9/2 14:06:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That’s wonderful! It is, by far, among the best of Tolkien’s works imo. I think many readers who haven’t read all the versions will appreciate having them complied in one book.
Sep 3, 2018
2018/9/3 13:54:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
In regard to the various signed copies kicking around for sale: has anyone seen any yet (if indeed there are any) in the B&L style with ISBN/barcode sticker to rear of DJ stuck over original printed barcode?
Sep 3, 2018
2018/9/3 20:18:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
No B&L style barcode sticker on my signed copy from Waterstones this time around. Had a plain white stock control ISBN sticker over the normal ISBN, which I removed as it didn't appear to have any particular bibliographic interest and wasn't stuck on straight. I would have taken a photo of it, but it wasn't very interesting, tbh.
Sep 4, 2018
2018/9/4 13:05:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just in case anyone is interested, I got it ordered at Speedyhen. It's right now at 47 GBP, out of stock but expecting more copies soon.
Sep 4, 2018
2018/9/4 14:38:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My SpeedyHen deluxe copy was delivered this morning. Finishing looks pretty decent to me, although I'm still undecided on that colour. It's very light in comparison to all of the other deluxe editions. The only one really close to it in colour is maybe Perilous Realm.
Sep 6, 2018
2018/9/6 14:30:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
New mail from speedyhen regarding this book

I chased the publisher to find out when we may be receiving stock of this item and they have advised that it is currently only being considered for a re-print. I wanted to make you aware of this and will of course keep you updated if there are any changes.
Sep 6, 2018
2018/9/6 14:36:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yikes! So it’s gone to second impression already?
Sep 6, 2018 (edited)
2018/9/6 14:40:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That does not surprise me, HC don't expect much demand for Deluxe editions, so err on the very low side, and reprint if they run out.

Additionally, from conversations with HC, it looks like sales of The Fall of Gondolin, have been higher than they expected, I have seen unconfirmed reports that this is the UK's best-selling book, this week.
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