Sir Gawain and the Green Knight/Pearl/Sir Orfeo
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Feb 26
2022/2/26 0:48:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Has anyone made a comparison between the new "Deluxe" Pictures and the classic one? If there's a topic specific to this edition, I couldn't find it.

I was wondering if the picture quality improvements and additional content make it a worthy purchase.
Feb 26
2022/2/26 1:09:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It was discussed in this thread a while back - I will move things around into a dedicated thread at some point so it is easier to find. Here is a good starting place: https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=36262#forumpost36262

Overall - If you have the first or second editions, you probably don't need the newest (third) edition. I don't think the picture reproductions were improved in this new edition - they were re-scanned but the colours seem off, and the physical size is smaller.
Feb 26
2022/2/26 13:17:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Great comparisons. The colours certainly look different, I suppose it's a matter of taste. I'm still on the fence about it. I wonder if it's possible to confirm the colour accuracy against the original paintings. I suppose not.

However, I really like the style of the slipcase and cover. It would looke nice next to the other "The Art of..." books.
Mar 12
2022/3/12 11:19:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nick Groom has an upcoming book, surprisingly enough for September 2022.

I can only hope they will correct the Middle-earth spelling by then

Twenty-first century Tolkien
Mar 12
2022/3/12 12:32:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Olwe wrote:

Nick Groom has an upcoming book, surprisingly enough for September 2022.

I can only hope they will correct the Middle-earth spelling by then

Twenty-first century Tolkien

Interesting that they have another UK publishing imprint Allen & Unwin, https://atlantic-books.co.uk/allen-unwin/, suspect that publishing arm is off-limits for Middle-earth related books

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Mar 12
2022/3/12 20:06:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Morinehtar wrote:

Has anyone made a comparison between the new "Deluxe" Pictures and the classic one? If there's a topic specific to this edition, I couldn't find it.

I was wondering if the picture quality improvements and additional content make it a worthy purchase.

The picture quality is - IMHO - much worse on the new edition. A huge amount of detail has been lost in the digital cleanup. I haven't compared every image back to back, but the ones I did had noticeable detail loss. The colours are likely more accurate on the new one, but I think the older editions represent the actual original pictures and their textures rather better.

The new one is perfectly serviceable, but if you have the 1979 or 1982 it doesn't really add anything (1982 obviously gives some additional verbeage and the corrected Hobbiton sketch, which was not the intended version in 1979).
Mar 15 (edited)
2022/3/15 23:09:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here's a small kid's book (32 pages, for Pre-school to second grade target audience) coming out on April 26th in the US.

J.R.R. Tolkien - Little People, BIG DREAMS

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Aaron Cushley


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J. R. R. Tolkien (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
0711257876
(Hardcover)
£18.48
Availability: Now
Blackwell's (affiliate)
J. R. R. Tolkien
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara (author), Aaron Cushley (illustrator)
0711257876
(hardback)
$16.18
Availability: Usually dispatched within 7 days
Amazon.com (affiliate)
J. R. R. Tolkien (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
0711257876
(Hardcover)
$13.60
Availability: Now


UK edition 5th April 2022

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J. R. R. Tolkien (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
9780711257856
(Kindle Edition)
£6.49
Availability: Now
Blackwell's (affiliate)
J.R.R. Tolkien
Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara (author), Aaron Cushley (artist)
9780711257856
(hardback)
$12.05
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Amazon.com (affiliate)
J. R. R. Tolkien (Little People, BIG DREAMS)
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
9780711257856
(Hardcover)
$16.66
Availability: Now
Mar 16 (edited)
2022/3/16 10:54:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Tolkien 2022 18c Mxd Ppk, William Morrow, Aug 2022, $308.82
This prepack contains J.R.R. Tolkien's essential classic bestselling Middle-earth titles, in their black jacketed editions (these are not the Summer 2022 tie-ins). The prepack contains three copies each of The Fellowship of the Ring (9780547928210), The Two Towers (9780547928203), The Return of the King (9780547928197), The Hobbit (9780547928227), The Silmarillion (9780544338012), and Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth (9780544337992).


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Mar 16
2022/3/16 13:01:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Found this listing on the HC website, but there is no product description.

https://www.harpercollins.com/products ... en?variant=40262001000482
Mar 16
2022/3/16 13:40:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Found this listing on the HC website, but there is no product description.

https://www.harpercollins.com/products ... en?variant=40262001000482

I really don't get this listing if it is indeed 3 of each paperback. At over $17 a piece who on earth is buying this? Surely bookstores buy through trade accounts?
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