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7 Oct, 2019
2019-10-7 8:03:32 PM UTC

Eorl wrote:
Agreed. After seeing what they did with HoME I don’t see the point of other reference works getting the deluxe treatment - should they match the HoME deluxe editions (horrors... it is mismatched with the rest of the deluxes) or should they match the rest of the deluxe so that HoME still remains the odd one out?

A nice pickle! And HoME wasn’t half-assed. Although this isn’t even a word, IMO it was full-assed

I’d like to see Mr. Bliss (because the illustrations are really nice!), Tolkien’s Letters, and possibly to make the end of this series a compilation of his other works that would be too short to warrant being released as standalone books.

You are quite right, as it is an English phrase.. it should be "half arsed", with an "r"!

The first print of the recent HoME was most definitely this. Take exact same everything as the standard edition, and cover it in paper, but make the boards and slipcase even thinner and less durable than standard. It was an absolute turkey.
8 Oct, 2019
2019-10-8 3:05:16 PM UTC
Haha didn’t know that.
10 Oct, 2019
2019-10-10 7:31:02 PM UTC
AwesomeBooks has the book for £39.00 at the moment ... ers-from-father-christmas
10 Oct, 2019
2019-10-10 8:52:55 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads up! The shipping to the USA through that site is less than £3 as well.
10 Oct, 2019
2019-10-10 9:22:58 PM UTC
Cool! I've been linking it to Blackwell's.

I like Tolkien items from Blackwell's, given their history. And, any chance to not line Amazon's pockets, I'll take.
11 Oct, 2019
2019-10-11 7:14:29 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads-up - Amazon order cancelled.
11 Oct, 2019
2019-10-11 8:38:12 AM UTC
My pleasure, it is quite a saving so hopefully they have the stock.
11 Oct, 2019
2019-10-11 9:11:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads-up - Amazon order cancelled.

Did so as well, thanks!
11 Oct, 2019
2019-10-11 11:36:11 AM UTC
I‘ve also cancelled my Amazon order - thanks for the info
11 Oct, 2019
2019-10-11 2:22:12 PM UTC
The AwesomeBooks listing says paperback in one place and deluxe in another. Which one is it? ?
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