Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Sep 26
2020/9/26 16:46:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you Urulókë, that sounds pretty :) Map looks amazing.

I'm just feeling bad for the book that stands only on the half of its thickness..
Sep 26
2020/9/26 16:55:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Didn't realize the slip case illustration was the two blue wizards. Pretty cool! Not entirely convinced to buy in yet, but it is nice to look at.
Sep 26
2020/9/26 16:56:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That segmentation in the curve of the slipcase is a bit odd, right? Did the illustrated LotR have the same?
Sep 26
2020/9/26 17:05:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

That segmentation in the curve of the slipcase is a bit odd, right? Did the illustrated LotR have the same?

All of the HarperCollins deluxe editions that have the "curve" are segments of straight lines (that's the only way to get the covering material to lay flat on the "curve". The LOTR deluxe has six segments rather than the UT four, so it is less noticeable, for example. A quick spot check (I did't do by any stretch) shows CoH, Hobbit and LOTR have six, then the others I checked all had four.
Sep 26
2020/9/26 17:13:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And I will add that The Alan Lee's sketchbook box set has only 2.
Sep 26 (edited)
2020/9/26 17:19:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I wasn't so excited by this publication (I'm less and less interested in illustrated books without new materials) and unfortunately, even with the photos, I can't find an interest except for the map... so I just deleted my order, a map isn't worth this price :D
Sep 26
2020/9/26 18:39:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:



All of the HarperCollins deluxe editions that have the "curve" are segments of straight lines (that's the only way to get the covering material to lay flat on the "curve". The LOTR deluxe has six segments rather than the UT four, so it is less noticeable, for example. A quick spot check (I did't do by any stretch) shows CoH, Hobbit and LOTR have six, then the others I checked all had four.

I think in my B&L deluxe edition, the green paper was not segmented on the inside edge of the hardboard. Instead it was one continuous curve. I don’t have my book with me right now to confirm, but I seem to recall it was green, which is why B&L comes to mind. This is the segmentation you two are talking about right? 😅
Sep 26
2020/9/26 18:59:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:

Urulókë wrote:



All of the HarperCollins deluxe editions that have the "curve" are segments of straight lines (that's the only way to get the covering material to lay flat on the "curve". The LOTR deluxe has six segments rather than the UT four, so it is less noticeable, for example. A quick spot check (I did't do by any stretch) shows CoH, Hobbit and LOTR have six, then the others I checked all had four.

I think in my B&L deluxe edition, the green paper was not segmented on the inside edge of the hardboard. Instead it was one continuous curve. I don’t have my book with me right now to confirm, but I seem to recall it was green, which is why B&L comes to mind. This is the segmentation you two are talking about right? 😅

Confirming that FoG, B&L, and CoH all have smooth curves. But of course, it's been established ad nauseam that this book stands apart from the deluxe slipcase series, so it's possibly not a valid comparison.
Sep 26
2020/9/26 19:01:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Actually, no, CoH has segmentation. Must've switched it up at some later point.
Sep 27
2020/9/27 19:46:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Someone on the Tolkien Society facebook group has put up a photo of the copyright page; and pointed out an error -

''UT was first published in 1980 by George Allen & Unwin, not Unwin Hyman.''
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