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Mar 27
2022/3/27 17:32:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Don't recall any discussion of this, has it been seen in the wild?
Mar 27
2022/3/27 17:42:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is not released until October 22nd of this year.
Jul 28
2022/7/28 8:36:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I just notice another change in the kindle edition: Arveleg I 1409 > Arveleg I †1409
A reasonable change, as he died in battle. Like the change of Witch-king of Angmar invades Arnor>Arthedain, it is probably Estate asked for this change.
Could you check if the paper edition has this change? It's at the beginning of Appendix A (ii).
Jul 28
2022/7/28 10:50:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hi zionius,
I can confirm that the paper edition has this change too! I looked into the first printing of the standard edition 2021.
I hope that helps!
Jul 28
2022/7/28 10:56:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you, Tevildo!
Sep 29
2022/9/29 21:12:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The US (William Morrow) version of the deluxe edition is now marked as being released on October 11th, for anyone interested.

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It does say that it includes all of the special extras (folding maps, pages from the book of Mazarbul) and the King's Letter facsimile.
Oct 11
2022/10/11 13:48:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The William Morrow volume side by side with the HarperCollins volume from last year.

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Oct 13 (edited)
2022/10/13 16:19:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I received my US (William Morrow) copy of the deluxe edition yesterday as well. As far as I can tell, the page blocks are identical to the UK 1st printing that I have - I checked the handful of errata for the UK edition that I am aware of and were reported to HC, and they are all the same in the US deluxe edition.

However, the map (both the folded Map of The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age and the reproduction of that map on the shipping box) has had the "Helm's D" corrected to "Helm's Deep".

Also, the marketing sheet that comes with the book (loose but shrink wrapped to to the rear of the slipcase) has the obvious changes (website address and ISBN/barcode) but also the US sheet has "deluxe" while the UK has "de luxe" with the space. For whatever reason, the US edition maintains the UK spelling of colour/colours.

Shown here is the US box (top) and the UK box (bottom)

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Oct 13
2022/10/13 16:47:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Urulókë, did you notice any difference between the HC and WM books regarding the embedded images? It appears my WM images have perhaps slightly less contrast.
Oct 13
2022/10/13 16:49:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Mine should be arriving this afternoon.
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