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List of HarperCollins Deluxe Edition Books

Feb 21 (edited)
2022/2/21 22:52:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hi all,

I've been collecting the 1st printings of the HC Deluxe Editions throughout the years, on and off, whenever possible.

After a very long break, I am trying to list all the books available on this collection and search for the ones I'm missing.

Can someone please double-check this list and tell me if I forgot something?

Edit #1: The list of HarperCollins Deluxe Edition Tolkien books below has been updated in accordance with the input received on this post and is considered to be complete and correct as of 27 Feb 2022. Thank you!

Edit #2: Please let me know if you're selling a 1st print of the books labelled as "MISSING"!

01. 2004 The Hobbit
02. 2004 The Lord of the Rings
03. 2007 The Children of Húrin
04. 2007 The Silmarillion
05. 2008 Tales From the Perilous Realm
06. 2009 The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (MISSING)
07. 2013 The Fall of Arthur
08. 2013 Unfinished Tales
09. 2014 Beowulf
10. 2016 The Story of Kullervo
11. 2017 Beren and Lúthien
12. 2017 The Complete History of Middle-earth (MISSING)
13. 2018 The Fall of Gondolin
14. 2019 Letters from Father Christmas 
15. 2020 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | Pearl | Sir Orfeo
16. 2021 The Nature of Middle-earth

(Note: There are many "Deluxe" books around; the list above refers to these: https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/auctions/274121685697)
Feb 21
2022/2/21 23:14:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
We have them all listed here under the Deluxe section.

https://www.tolkienguide.com/store/
Feb 21
2022/2/21 23:17:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morinehtar wrote:

Hi all,

I've been collecting the 1st printings of the HC Deluxe Editions throughout the years, on and off, whenever possible.

After a very long break, I am trying to list all the books available on this collection and search for the ones I'm missing.

Can someone please double-check this list and tell me if I forgot something?

1 2004 The Hobbit
2 2004 The Lord of the Rings
3 2007 The Silmarillion
4 2007 The Children of Hurin
5 2008 Tales From the Perilous Realm
6 2009 The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun (MISSING)
7 2013 The Fall of Arthur
8 2013 Unfinished Tales
9 2014 Beowulf
10 2016 The Story of Kullervo
11 2017 Beren and Lúthien
12 2017 The Complete History of Middle-earth (MISSING)
13 2018 The Fall of Gondolin
14 2019 Letters from Father Christmas 
15 2020 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | Pearl | Sir Orfeo
16 2021 The Nature of Middle-earth

(Note: I know there are many "Deluxe" books around, I'm referring to these: https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/auctions/274121685697)


Your listing is complete and accurate.
Feb 21
2022/2/21 23:33:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

We have them all listed here under the Deluxe section.

I saw that, but there are books listed there that don't belong to the same suit (like the orange Sil), so I wanted to ask here and make sure.

Stu wrote:

Your listing is complete and accurate.

Thanks! I wondered whether there was one for The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun but I guess it was too small to make a Deluxe out of it even for HC
Feb 22
2022/2/22 0:38:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morinehtar wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

We have them all listed here under the Deluxe section.

I saw that, but there are books listed there that don't belong to the same suit (like the orange Sil), so I wanted to ask here and make sure.

Stu wrote:

Your listing is complete and accurate.

Thanks! I wondered whether there was one for The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun but I guess it was too small to make a Deluxe out of it even for HC

Yeah, I wouldn't have put it past them for trying. Could have used cardboard pages like a toddler's book!
Feb 22
2022/2/22 20:03:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
They could have inflated the page count with multiple illustrations and further commentary to reach ~160 pages and publish a Deluxe version more or less the same size as Kullervo. Maybe they'll eventually bundle it with something else.
Feb 22
2022/2/22 20:45:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morinehtar wrote:

They could have inflated the page count with multiple illustrations and further commentary to reach ~160 pages and publish a Deluxe version more or less the same size as Kullervo. Maybe they'll eventually bundle it with something else.


Yeah, I imagine the main issue is they need it to be wide enough to fit the horizontal title. Anything smaller than Kullervo and they are out of luck in that regard.

I'm not sure extra commentary would be viable. It is already mostly just padding. I actually prefer the Serbian/English dual language version from a commentary perspective. The English can be a bit rough in places, but it has a lot of heart.
Feb 22
2022/2/22 20:51:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If you really want a "deluxe" Kullervo, Easton Press managed to do it:

https://www.eastonpress.com/all-catego ... ory-of-kullervo-3265.html

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Feb 22
2022/2/22 23:01:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's beautiful. Elegant without being over the top. I like the font too. I wish they'd give the same treatment to other Tolkien books.
Feb 22
2022/2/22 23:16:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morinehtar wrote:

That's beautiful. Elegant without being over the top. I like the font too. I wish they'd give the same treatment to other Tolkien books.

They have done quite a few of them. They are a mixed bag in terms of styling, colours and sizes, mind. They periodically reprint (though they never have statements of reprinting)

https://www.eastonpress.com/all-categories/tolkien-selections/
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