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Sep 9
2021/9/9 13:27:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Druss, those names are simply indicators of successive divisions by 12 of the Valian "hour" (which is approximately on solar month). Prime = 1st division by 12, second = 2nd div., terce = 3rd, and so on down to sext = 6th, and then the smallest such division = minim, which is a fraction of a solar second.
Sep 9
2021/9/9 13:32:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Aelfwine wrote:

I'm told that the first Harper Collins (UK) printing of _The Nature of Middle-earth_ (of 12,000 copies) has just about sold out, and that there will be a second printing (of 4,000 copies). For a book as niche as this, that's pretty amazing! The Houghton Mifflin first printing was much larger (3 or 4 times larger, I think), so presumably it is still readily available.

This is a tremendous achievement and congratulations are definitely in order. πŸ‘

Having done that… I think I’m going to be getting that 2nd printing, unfortunately, despite having preordered with Amazon Australia back in May when preorders went up, because I’m seeing a dispatch date of early October now. πŸ˜•
Sep 9
2021/9/9 13:47:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A little consolation for those who get a second printing: it gives me an opportunity to address a number of typos (nothing substantial), so yours will be a corrected printing.
Sep 9
2021/9/9 13:59:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Aelfwine wrote:

A little consolation for those who get a second printing: it gives me an opportunity to address a number of typos (nothing substantial), so yours will be a corrected printing.

Congratulations Carl. So deserved. My physical edition will finally arrive tomorrow 😁

Could we maybe have a list of corrections here if it is allowed. I like to update my digital editions where possible.
Sep 9
2021/9/9 13:59:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ptolemy divided a circle into 360 degrees, a degree into 60 "partes minutae primae" (first minute), and a first minute into 60 "partes minutae secundae" (second minute). That the origin of our minute and second. Tolkien followed this tradition.
Sep 9
2021/9/9 14:10:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm all over that "more rare" 2nd print
Sep 9
2021/9/9 16:04:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

I'm all over that "more rare" 2nd print

You completist collectors are incorrigible. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜†
Sep 11
2021/9/11 17:54:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:

Aelfwine wrote:

I'm told that the first Harper Collins (UK) printing of _The Nature of Middle-earth_ (of 12,000 copies) has just about sold out, and that there will be a second printing (of 4,000 copies). For a book as niche as this, that's pretty amazing! The Houghton Mifflin first printing was much larger (3 or 4 times larger, I think), so presumably it is still readily available.

This is a tremendous achievement and congratulations are definitely in order. πŸ‘

Having done that… I think I’m going to be getting that 2nd printing, unfortunately, despite having preordered with Amazon Australia back in May when preorders went up, because I’m seeing a dispatch date of early October now. πŸ˜•

I've had the HarperCollins edition on pre-order from Amazon since February. After not hearing from them until Monday this week, I cancelled my order and decided to support my local bookseller instead. They had to order it too, but still got a first printing copy, which I picked up yesterday.

After watching one of the interviews and reading parts of the Reddit AMA, I'm really looking forward to delving into the book. You've done all Tolkien fans a great service by editing this material, Aelfwine! And kudos for patiently answering the same questions over and over again on different platforms. Looks like you're a wanted man right now.
Sep 21
2021/9/21 22:01:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Australia/NZ release of the deluxe pushed back to Nov 3rd. Presumably those markets will be getting reprints.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Nature-Middl ... uxe&qid=1632261617&sr=8-1
Sep 21
2021/9/21 22:33:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Did yours arrive yet Stu?

HarperCollins underestimates of demand combined with supply bottlenecks...

You think they can get 2nds out by then?
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