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Sep 13, 2018
2018/9/13 13:44:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just for your interest, as some may know, I ordered the deluxe edition from Blackwell's this last week. The book would supposedly be shipped by yesterday, but it wasn't. I talked to them today and they are still waiting for the books to arrive, even though the webpage says they have stock. I'm assuming the books they ware waiting for are a reprint.
I'll tell you about it as soon as I get more info, just in case there is anyone else in this in this situation.
Sep 13, 2018
2018/9/13 16:07:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sorry to hear that. I ordered the deluxe edition from Blackwell’s on 9/6, and got a shipping notice on 9/10.
Sep 13, 2018
2018/9/13 19:27:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Surprisingly, they have sent me today, after having told me they were waiting for the books, the shipping notice :P
Sep 13, 2018
2018/9/13 19:39:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Has anyone actually seen a 2nd impression yet? Hopefully all the panic is for nothing!
Sep 14, 2018
2018/9/14 4:28:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yayyyyy!!! My deluxe arrived today from UK. I cant believe I’m holding this standalone book after wistfully hoping for it since I first read Unfinished Tales in the early 2000s.

My only sadness is that the actual Lay doesn’t seem to be included. I understand it would have been repetitive from the standpoint of the narrative, but I feel this was a missed opportunity to give us a glimpse into Tolkien’s attempts at putting this story into verse.

Oh well! One can’t have it all.
Sep 21, 2018
2018/9/21 17:01:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Got it today from Blackwells. First printing for 65 EUR. Not bad.
Sep 21, 2018
2018/9/21 17:36:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Glad you are happy, and managed a first impression!
Sep 23, 2018
2018/9/23 4:27:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My Deluxe from Blackwell’s arrived yesterday here in Chicago as well. First impression. Total price was $73.57 (£56.30), which is not bad at all.
Sep 24, 2018
2018/9/24 3:33:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Does anyone have The Tale of Gondolin?

I’m sure there’s a little more to it than this, but, I presume it includes the 1950s text until the point that the Maestro laid down his pen, and thereafter transitions into the original Tale for the rest. I’m curious how Alex Lewis handles that transition.
Sep 24, 2018
2018/9/24 22:38:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My FoG deluxe finally arrived. Looks marginally better in real life than in pictures, but that colour is definitely an odd pick. Definitely just a "sunk cost fallacy" purchase for me.
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