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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 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.
Apr 30
2020/4/30 0:14:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:
There is that, though you might risk it being reprinted, and not get a first printing - if that's a factor.

You, best not to wait too long. The price usually drops a few days after release. They get all the pre-orders at a higher price, then drop it to get the stragglers. I never bother pre-ordering and I have never ended up with a reprint.
Apr 30
2020/4/30 20:39:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not sure how Book Depository pricing is in the UK, but that was really the only current option to get it in NZ (was about £58 delivered, which could be worse given prices now include 15% NZ GST and airfreight is super-super expensive). Owned by Amazon, of course.
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