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May 23
2020/5/23 17:32:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Will update the "?" entries over the next couple of days as I have both of the missing editions, just checking E is this edition, http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=719 and F is this edition, https://www.tolkien.co.uk/products/let ... -r-tolkien-9780007280490/

That is correct. I will be adding photographs and links for all of the various editions too, as it can be quite confusing. 😉
May 23
2020/5/23 17:37:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:
Thank goodness I was able to - unknowingly - avoid all this by getting a paperback edition! (the design style is HarperCollins' most recent one, if anyone's curious)

Do you have this one?

father-christmas-2009.jpeg

That's the 2009 edition in papberback (F in the chart of editions. I believe that this is the last edition to get paperback treatment, so it doesn't have the 20% or so additional material added to the 2012 and 2019 editions.

This is the 2012 cover - quite similar but the contents are very much updated:

father-christmas-2012.jpeg

The 2020 edition is celebrating 100 years since the first letter in 1920, and will be corrected even from the 2019 deluxe edition. (There's no real new material to include, but plenty of opportunity to fix transcription errors or old editorial decisions, and to fix placement errors in the 2019 edition of various pages and envelopes).
May 23
2020/5/23 18:21:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's great that you're doing all this, to everyone who is helping. I would have loved to pitch in, since I have all of the editions, if only I had the time. But if anyone that is working on this is in need of a 1999 edition, let me know, I have extras.
May 23
2020/5/23 18:36:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's the one I have, yes. It's complete enough for my liking (also have the audio CD, and it's identical in terms of letters). There's always a new / better edition of something coming out. Any edition from 2004 onwards is 'up to date' in my book :)
May 24
2020/5/24 9:01:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Have updated the entries that were marked with a ?
May 24
2020/5/24 15:42:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
Have updated the entries that were marked with a ?

Thank you!
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