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BLACKWELL'S :

Unfinished Tales (Deluxe Slipcase Edition)
ISBN: 9780007542925
Edition: De Luxe edition
ISBN 0007542925 Pages 464
ISBN13 9780007542925
(What's this?) Weight (grammes) 272
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Published in London
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback Width (mm) 149 Height (mm) 228
Publication date 05 Dec 2013

Deluxe collector's edition featuring the definitive edition text and containing a full-colour reproduction of Tolkien's painting of the dragon, Glaurung. The book is quarterbound and stamped on the front board with a gold motif previously seen only on the first edition hardback and is presented in a matching slipcase. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories from the twentieth century's most acclaimed popular author. The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as The Quest of Erebor, Gandalf's lively account of how it was that he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End; the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand; and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan. Unfinished Tales also contains the only story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri and the legend of Amroth. The tales were edited by Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father's writings. This deluxe collector's edition includes a full-colour facsimile of Tolkien's painting, 'Glorund sets forth to seek Turin', which illustrates his narrative 'The Children of Hurin' a fold-our reproduction of the definitive map of Middle-earth drawn by Christohper Tolkien. The book is foil stamped with a Numenorean horn that appeared on the first edition hardback and is housed in a matching slipcase.
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It is a shame that HarperCollins don't know the difference between a Númenorean horn and a Númenorean helmet!
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FANGORN, I take it you realise this has already been mentioned a few pages (pg. 31) back?

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Deagol wrote:
It is a shame that HarperCollins don't know the difference between a Númenorean horn and a Númenorean helmet!


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It looks like a Horn to me

How would this fit on your head, a helmet's purpose is to provide protection, this seems to fail on every level???


By Stu

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Trotter wrote:

Deagol wrote:
It is a shame that HarperCollins don't know the difference between a Númenorean horn and a Númenorean helmet!


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It looks like a Horn to me

How would this fit on your head, a helmet's purpose is to provide protection, this seems to fail on every level???



Hence the fall of Númenor.


By Stu

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Well I received the Pocket Roverandom yesterday, and I'm happy enough with it. Nice cover and the paper is reasonably non toilet-paperish.

I have to say, though, I think the "novelty" pocket format is basically too small. I would have MUCH preferred an edition that matched the recent "Mr Bliss" and "Letters from Father Christmas". Those books are far easier to hold and read.
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The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings

Delve into Tolkien’s Middle-earth with this special collector’s hardback boxed set. Presented in sumptuous new cover designs discover the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits’ epic encounters with Gandalf, Gollum, dragons and monsters, in the quest to destroy the One Ring.

Pub Date: 24 October 2013

Format: Hardback Collector’s edition (not a film tie-in )

ISBN: 978-0-00-752293-4

Price: £59.99

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/titles/83585 ... r-r-tolkien-9780007522934

You can see the covers in what should be final colour's on my previous post, but I have re-posted them as well.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=12263#forumpost12263

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Thanks HarperCollins for this set

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Very nice set. I have directly cancelled my pre-order at amazon for the separate books, and ordered the box.
Perhaps bookpeople will have the separate books also with dj.
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I must say that is one of the nicest boxed sets (incoporating the book spines as well) that I have ever seen for Tolkien's major works. Many kudos to the design team that put this together!
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Looking forward to this one!
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