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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Deluxe

Feb 19 (edited)
2020/2/19 11:37:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Amazon has listed the book !!!!

Here it is in all its glory !

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sir-Gawain-Gr ... 1-18&tag=tolkcollsguid-21

I like the use of the green of the 1st 1925's Edition of Sir Gawain.
So it is confirmed it will come with Pearl and Sir Orfeo as in the 1975 A&U edition. Also we will get Tolkien’s 1953 W.P. Ker Memorial Lecture !

Now let's hope it will be printed in Europe or UK, and let's hope they will shift a bit higher the H&C collins logo on the spine to match with the oher deluxe editions. (we have to avoid th ugly positioning of the logo in the reprints of B&L and the TFoA)

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Feb 21
2020/2/21 15:54:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For this edition, it has new illustrations. I think with Father Christmas and this one they have been trying to give more value.

Also, with the forced discounts from Amazon the publisher is only being paid ~40% of retail at most, so they have to mark up RRP to cover costs.
Feb 21
2020/2/21 19:57:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yeah and I think The Hobbit from 2004 had a bit more in it compared to the 70th anniversary edition (standard hardback that matches the other hardbacks with Tolkien's artwork for the dustjackets).

I don't remember all the details, but I believe it had Christopher Tolkien's complete intro/preface, and something about the Mirkwood piece - I forget where it's placed in that edition.
Feb 24
2020/2/24 6:18:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Bill Sanderson's images for Sir Gawain can be seen here. Much the same kind of thing as he did for S&G and FoA (I like his stuff):

https://www.billsandersonart.com/Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight.php
Feb 24
2020/2/24 6:35:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
They’re beautiful for sure, and I like how he’s maintained consistency across the three books.
Feb 24
2020/2/24 6:49:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:
They’re beautiful for sure, and I like how he’s maintained consistency across the three books.

Yeah, I like them. I'll see if I can get a remarqued edition of this. I bought remarqued standard editions of S&G and FoA when they came out (neither were expensive).
Feb 24
2020/2/24 8:21:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oh nice. Always great to have additional sketches or illustrations especially when an artist’s work complements the author’s subject matter so well
Apr 28
2020/4/28 17:59:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
The slipcase looks like Easton Press, particularly in combination with that green. Is what it is, I guess - I'm not especially bothered at this point. I'm only buying this range due to sunk cost fallacy (and due to the fact that they can be purchased very discounted).

Hello,
I feel the need to bump this thread as well. When you say that these editions che be purchased very discounted are you talking of first editions or reprints? Which is the best site to get them discounted and which price reduction should be considered "good"?

Many thanks,
Max
Apr 28
2020/4/28 20:44:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

@Max wrote:

Stu wrote:
The slipcase looks like Easton Press, particularly in combination with that green. Is what it is, I guess - I'm not especially bothered at this point. I'm only buying this range due to sunk cost fallacy (and due to the fact that they can be purchased very discounted).

Hello,
I feel the need to bump this thread as well. When you say that these editions che be purchased very discounted are you talking of first editions or reprints? Which is the best site to get them discounted and which price reduction should be considered "good"?

Many thanks,
Max

When they are first released, the first impressions are sold discounted from RRP by most of the big sellers. Usually about 40% off the RRP seems to be about the norm. With Amazon, the price usually drops further after the release date from their lowest price during their "price promise" period. i.e. don't pre-order.
Apr 28
2020/4/28 22:19:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
When they are first released, the first impressions are sold discounted from RRP by most of the big sellers. Usually about 40% off the RRP seems to be about the norm. With Amazon, the price usually drops further after the release date from their lowest price during their "price promise" period. i.e. don't pre-order.

Ok, I'll keep an eye on it in the next few weeks to see if the price drops by a good margin.

Thanks again!
Max
Apr 29
2020/4/29 13:54:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There is that, though you might risk it being reprinted, and not get a first printing - if that's a factor.
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