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By Karl

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I wonder if HC will make more boxes - I wouldn't be surprised considering the small initial amount (not to mention the 10 at least that were damaged according to Beren). After all, the 4-volume set was originally limited to 500 but then they made more (another 500?). Did anyone else snatch one (or 3) up on Amazon.uk for £135?
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By remy

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Yes indeed. Bought a couple for £135 on Amazon. Think the 3rd Party Seller (UKPaperbookshop) had a misprice on them.

Didn't realise that they made more (beyond the original 500) of the 4 volume set. Where did you see/read this?


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At least 10% of the 100 are being sold through this company on ebay, at a large markup on HarperCollins price or Amazons.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-J-R-R-T ... ction&hash=item5651c7642f

Description: This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.


My mathematics is not very good, I can't reconcile £340-£90=£397.69


By Karl

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Beren mentioned about the 4-volume set a while back: "They originally made 500 sets, filling them up with the remainder of the deluxe editions. Since then another batch was made, so far I think that was again 500 but need to ask to be certain."

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ASC&type=&mode=0&start=10

That misprice sure was nice especially since they shipped cheaply to the U.S.!
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Trotter wrote:

Description: This lavish gift box of Tolkien's seminal works comprises five deluxe slipcased editions - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm. With an individual retail value of GBP340, this quintet represents a saving of GBP90, and only 100 sets have been made.


My mathematics is not very good, I can't reconcile £340-£90=£397.69


The text is from the HC website, where the box was listed at £250 full price - i.e. £90 cheaper than paying £340 for the individual books. Although, as the box appears to have been permanently discounted by 25%, the saving was even bigger.


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As requested, I've posted some pictures of the box set, which I've placed in the following thread.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=2028&forum=9


By Stu

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Karl wrote:
I wonder if HC will make more boxes - I wouldn't be surprised considering the small initial amount (not to mention the 10 at least that were damaged according to Beren). After all, the 4-volume set was originally limited to 500 but then they made more (another 500?). Did anyone else snatch one (or 3) up on Amazon.uk for £135?



I'm glad I didn't purchase this set (and I did consider it). Essentially it is a set of Chinese-printed reprints in a slipcase that really differs only in size to the 4 volume set. If HC could be trusted to only stick to the 100 sets, it would be one thing, but they will quite probably just churn out a whole lot more slipcases at some point. For anyone who hasn't already got the 4 volume set (or the books individually), I can see the attraction, but otherwise, these seem to be fairly missable.


By Morgan

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Cornell University Press is reprinting J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller this spring (for some reason changing Essays in Memoriam to
Essays in Memorium).

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100400600


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Thanks for the heads up, Morgan!

I dropped them a note, hopefully there is still time to fix that.
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Have you guys noticed that the little H 2012 "Collector's Edition", which was discussed a few pages, now appears to have a jacket? It didn't originally.

Check this eBay auction out:

the hobbit hardback

The seller sent me a few extra photos of the copyright & the jacket: see below.

BH



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