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8 Mar, 2023
2023-3-8 11:57:04 PM UTC

huan68 wrote:

With regard to Oronzo Cilli’s new edition of Tolkien’s Library, has anyone bought it yet? What’s it like now with corrections and additions?

I have the 2nd edition it is much changed from the 1st.

Pictured are the differences in contents pages from 1st to 2nd. Also contains an afterword by Dr. Flieger.

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9 Mar, 2023
2023-3-9 1:00:31 AM UTC
Thanks, Mr Underhill. I had preordered it in hardback ages before due, but then cancelled it at the last minute. But then ummed and ahed over whether I should get it or not.
14 Mar, 2023
2023-3-14 3:28:20 AM UTC
New US edition of Letters from Father Christmas
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Letters from Father Christmas (US, HB)

William Morrow (2023-10-10)


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Silmarillion deluxe US edition

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The Silmarillion: Deluxe Edition (US, Illustrated, HB)

William Morrow (2023-10-03)


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kindle edition of Farmer Giles of Ham

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Farmer Giles of Ham

HarperCollins (2024-09-26)


£7.99 Amazon.co.uk (Kindle Edition) - Availability: Preorderable
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18 Mar, 2023
2023-3-18 8:02:40 PM UTC

Findegil wrote:

The Art of The Hobbit and The Art of The Lord of the Rings listed for next year are new printings, once present stock is exhausted, each with minor corrections to the text. Also, in order to keep production costs and therefore prices in check, The Art of The Hobbit will no longer have foldouts, and each title will no longer come in a slipcase, but instead will have a dust-jacket. (The HarperCollins editions to date have had slipcases but not jackets, while the Houghton Mifflin editions have had jackets but not slipcases.)
Does the HMC ed. have the foldouts? Thanks!
20 Mar, 2023
2023-3-20 3:27:41 PM UTC

zionius wrote:

Edelweiss provides more interesting info:

The current net of the Silmarillion Illustrated by the Author edition published in Fall 22 is 96K, POS is OVER 70K copies. The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition (the exact same format as this), published in Fall 2021, has netted 125K copies. The Lord of the Rings Special Edition (the exact same format as this) published in Fall 2022 has netted 20K copies.
In addition to this book, in Fall 2023 we will publish a brand-new edition of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas, and The Silmarillion (Deluxe Edition).
20 Mar, 2023 (edited)
2023-3-20 4:04:26 PM UTC
Letters from Father Christmas

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Letters from Father Christmas (U.K., HB)

HarperCollins (2023-10-12)


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Letters from Father Christmas (US, HB)

William Morrow (2023-10-10)


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HarperCollins, have informed me that this edition matches the recent hardbacks in size and style such as The Fall of Númenor.

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20 Mar, 2023
2023-3-20 4:30:50 PM UTC
Glad we are getting another hardback to match this style. Not super psyched it's FCL though, as there have been several new releases of this recently.
20 Mar, 2023
2023-3-20 4:53:16 PM UTC
That trade hardcover size seems a bit small for all the detail in the images of the letters. Considering the occasional faults in transcription, it's helpful to be able to read the original letters themselves.
1 Apr, 2023 (edited)
2023-4-1 8:28:06 AM UTC
Tolkien: Lighting Up The Darkness, 9781684971879

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This graphic novel explores the youth of the author of The Lord of the Rings, and his traumatic experience of the battlefields of the First World War, which will forge the imagination of his literary work.

Seems to be translated from Tolkien - Eclairer les ténèbres (9782302078888), though the page count increases from 80 to 112.

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Tolkien: Lighting Up The Darkness

Ablaze (2023-10-31)


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Tolkien - Eclairer les ténèbres (French Edition)

Soleil (2019-10-30)


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1 Apr, 2023
2023-4-1 10:39:00 AM UTC
I wonder what this adds to Garth's book?
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