Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Oct 2, 2020
2020/10/2 15:16:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for sharing this. I would’ve loved to have larger versions of some of the letters, so this is an edition I will be considering even if it breaks my rule of not having duplicates. The other edition I’m considering is the one with the actual replicated envelopes and letters. 😎
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 10:51:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Centenary edition has shipped early and will arrive on Monday.

I will update with some early thoughts when it arrives.
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 18:50:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oooh can’t wait; thanks! 😬
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 20:15:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have a question relating to the Father Xmas deluxe that came out last year.

This is the only deluxe edition from the "series" the started with the maroon and green LOTR and Hobbit that I have yet to acquire

If I were to say buy a copy from Blackwells or Amazon...what are my chances that it's a 1st printing left over from last year? Or have they moved to 2nd printings at this point?
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 20:27:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm GUESSING it would be a 2nd printing, though I've no concrete evidence of that. It's possible you may get a first, though it'll likely be a 2nd or even 3rd by this point.

A friend of mine got The Lord of the Rings (2014 illustrated edition) for the 60th anniversary of The Return of the King, and it's a second printing - I believe by "___ Donnelly___??" (anyone here that has that edition, which printing is yours, and what's the printing info?? Curious, though it's a bit off-topic in relation to the post)
Oct 24, 2020 (edited)
2020/10/24 20:39:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A friend ordered a copy from Amazon UK 3 weeks ago. It was a 1st so maybe they have some still.

EDIT: I should add that a few years ago I ordered two copies of a book and received a 1st and 2nd so please don't accept my information as gospel.

EDIT: I love the edit function
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 20:49:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

I'm GUESSING it would be a 2nd printing, though I've no concrete evidence of that. It's possible you may get a first, though it'll likely be a 2nd or even 3rd by this point.

A friend of mine got The Lord of the Rings (2014 illustrated edition) for the 60th anniversary of The Return of the King, and it's a second printing - I believe by "___ Donnelly___??" (anyone here that has that edition, which printing is yours, and what's the printing info?? Curious, though it's a bit off-topic in relation to the post)

Probably not that useful to post a pure guess. I'm sure Mr. Underhill can guess just as well!
Oct 24, 2020 (edited)
2020/10/24 21:39:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

A friend ordered a copy from Amazon UK 3 weeks ago. It was a 1st so maybe they have some still.

EDIT: I should add that a few years ago I ordered two copies of a book and received a 1st and 2nd so please don't accept my information as gospel.

Thanks for the info, I think I may order me copy over the holiday season and see what shows up in my mailbox...
Oct 24, 2020
2020/10/24 21:41:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

insurrbution wrote:

I'm GUESSING it would be a 2nd printing, though I've no concrete evidence of that. It's possible you may get a first, though it'll likely be a 2nd or even 3rd by this point.

A friend of mine got The Lord of the Rings (2014 illustrated edition) for the 60th anniversary of The Return of the King, and it's a second printing - I believe by "___ Donnelly___??" (anyone here that has that edition, which printing is yours, and what's the printing info?? Curious, though it's a bit off-topic in relation to the post)

Probably not that useful to post a pure guess. I'm sure Mr. Underhill can guess just as well!

I can, in fact guess just as well with no inside information. My deluxe set is a combination of 1sts and later printings anyway so it wouldn't be the worst thing to get a 2nd...but obviously I'd rather have a first.
Oct 25, 2020
2020/10/25 6:21:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What you could also do is look for an as-new copy on the secondary market and request the seller to send you a pic of the copyright page. Since the book is just over a year old, it may be easy enough to find an opened copy which isn’t too badly damaged.
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