The Nature of Middle-Earth
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Oct 6, 2020
2020/10/6 14:22:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I pre-ordered each individual book and the boxed set from Amazon way back in June. I just received emails that shipping is delayed for all my orders. So no delivery today.

I’ll post a follow up when I finally get them (unless someone else receives the books and posts prior to me.)

-Lance
Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 5:49:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Lance - I’d love to see pics just to see if HMH continued with the mismatched designs of this set. I’m assume in all other aspects it will be similar to the HC set. 🙂
Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 7:18:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:

Lance - I’d love to see pics just to see if HMH continued with the mismatched designs of this set. I’m assume in all other aspects it will be similar to the HC set. 🙂

Lance sounds nice but take it from me, he's totally unreliable and you should avoid him at all costs I'll step in and share a few...

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Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 8:35:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ha! Amazon did ship my books..,I should get them today.

And the books do look familiar
Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 9:18:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's a bit low effort from HMH. Feels like a different dustjacket treatment wouldn't have cost them a lot. On the plus side, printed in Italy.

I really wish I didn't hate the HMH Logo so much. The various old HM logos were much nicer.
Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 10:32:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

That's a bit low effort from HMH. Feels like a different dustjacket treatment wouldn't have cost them a lot. On the plus side, printed in Italy.

I really wish I didn't hate the HMH Logo so much. The various old HM logos were much nicer.

The HMH logos feel like they should be the secret symbol in some crappy 1970s sci-fi novel. Awful logos.

Props for the printing though.

I am all set for HoME. Unless there is a new corrected edition I won't need another copy until at least 2742 and by then I might not be able to see so I would want a audio version
Oct 7, 2020 (edited)
2020/10/7 13:24:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Berelach - Hahhaa! Thanks for sharing. So it is these editions. I assumed it was the newer deluxe editions they were releasing.

onthetrail - Lol at your description of the HMH logo. 😂

I genuinely sincerely hope HC releases a better edition of these 12 books before I bite the bullet with the PODs. I swear my luck is such that the moment I splurge on those PODs, HC will come out with an edition that I’ll want. 😏
Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 13:58:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here are images from my US set that arrived today compared to my UK set...HMH on the left and HC on the right...except individual images of the dustjackets...(sorry about the glare.)

I’ll post a few internal comparisons shortly.

-Lance

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Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 14:01:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here are some more comparison images. HMH is the first image in each pair followed by the equivalent HC image. I only took pictures of Volume I.

-Lance

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Oct 7, 2020
2020/10/7 14:05:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hey LanceFormation, you delivered! 😬 Thanks for these pics.

I think I have made up my mind to go in for those damn PODs - it’ll be a slow burn since shipping to Australia will be substantial. But there you go!
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