The Nature of Middle-earth
$31.33
TolkienGuide is an Amazon.com affiliate
Tolkien Collector's Guide
1...14151617
Mar 21
2021/3/21 15:12:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Finally received my copy. It is a handsome book in hand. I half expected it to look a little like I was tripping but I like it very much.
Mar 21
2021/3/21 19:49:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Finally received my copy. It is a handsome book in hand. I half expected it to look a little like I was tripping but I like it very much.

Remembrancer or deluxe Sil? Remembrancer doesn't seem especially trippy.
Mar 21
2021/3/21 21:14:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

onthetrail wrote:

Finally received my copy. It is a handsome book in hand. I half expected it to look a little like I was tripping but I like it very much.

Remembrancer or deluxe Sil? Remembrancer doesn't seem especially trippy.

Remembrancer. I thought it looked way to green to my eyes. I like it. Just need to find time to read the thing now. It falls into a long stack of still unread books though.
Mar 21
2021/3/21 21:21:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Stu wrote:

onthetrail wrote:

Finally received my copy. It is a handsome book in hand. I half expected it to look a little like I was tripping but I like it very much.

Remembrancer or deluxe Sil? Remembrancer doesn't seem especially trippy.

Remembrancer. I thought it looked way to green to my eyes. I like it. Just need to find time to read the thing now. It falls into a long stack of still unread books though.

Ahh. I quite like the green from what I have seen in the photos. Agree with you re the time for reading, though.
Mar 23
2021/3/23 0:35:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Unexpectedly, my Remembrancer from BD arrived today -- undamaged. Fortunately they had not used one of the rubbish little envelopes.
Mar 23
2021/3/23 1:07:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Unexpectedly, my Remembrancer from BD arrived today -- undamaged. Fortunately they had not used one of the rubbish little envelopes.

Well that's good! I have my replacement coming, so all's well now.
Mar 26
2021/3/26 18:55:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
To anyone reading this (or Mr. Unwin), I'd be interested to know if the text was revised/corrected. The first edition/print has a fair amount of small typos that would be noticeable to anyone reading the book cover to cover. Since I've already read the book I won't be going through the new edition anytime soon. Thank you!
Apr 25
2021/4/25 17:13:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Picture of Merlin Unwin, portrait of Sir Stanley Unwin and bronze bust of J.R.R. Tolkien

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ez1PWsuX0AYASr1?format=jpg&name=large
May 23 (edited)
2021/5/23 11:49:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

To anyone reading this (or Mr. Unwin), I'd be interested to know if the text was revised/corrected. The first edition/print has a fair amount of small typos that would be noticeable to anyone reading the book cover to cover. Since I've already read the book I won't be going through the new edition anytime soon. Thank you!

I've just finished reading the new edition/print and have come across many small typos. So my guess is that the answer to your question, Berelach, is no, the text was not corrected, though I don't have a copy of the first edition/print to compare to. Another round of proofreading would surely have been nice.

Apart from that, it was a nice read. It's great to have Rayner Unwin's view on events in this book. I especially liked the part about how surprised A&U were to learn that Tolkien had offered the LotR/Simarillion manuscripts package to another publisher (Collins).
May 25
2021/5/25 13:41:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

NoUse wrote:

Berelach wrote:

To anyone reading this (or Mr. Unwin), I'd be interested to know if the text was revised/corrected. The first edition/print has a fair amount of small typos that would be noticeable to anyone reading the book cover to cover. Since I've already read the book I won't be going through the new edition anytime soon. Thank you!

I've just finished reading the new edition/print and have come across many small typos. So my guess is that the answer to your question, Berelach, is no, the text was not corrected, though I don't have a copy of the first edition/print to compare to. Another round of proofreading would surely have been nice.

Apart from that, it was a nice read. It's great to have Rayner Unwin's view on events in this book. I especially liked the part about how surprised A&U were to learn that Tolkien had offered the LotR/Simarillion manuscripts package to another publisher (Collins).

Thanks NoUse!
1...14151617
Jump to Last