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Mar 3, 2020
2020/3/3 19:26:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
But didn鈥檛 someone on these boards point out that the latest deluxe edition excluded some content which was previously released? Or am I mistaken? 馃
Mar 3, 2020
2020/3/3 19:35:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I expect there will be a new edition at some point that "prints all of the content full-size for the first time", given the small format of the deluxe version, relative to some of the previous printings...

This is just a game publishers play. I'm not totally upset by it, relative to say the "available for a limited time only" nonsense -- that is flat out dishonest.
Mar 3, 2020
2020/3/3 20:06:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
....the "available for a limited time only" nonsense -- that is flat out dishonest.

You know something about the heat death of the universe that I don't?

馃槈
Mar 3, 2020
2020/3/3 20:11:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:
But didn鈥檛 someone on these boards point out that the latest deluxe edition excluded some content which was previously released? Or am I mistaken? 馃

It was a few rears of envelopes that got missed iirc, but what is missing is not the point. "Everything" means everything. Warts and all.
Mar 3, 2020
2020/3/3 23:34:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urul贸k毛 wrote:

Stu wrote:
....the "available for a limited time only" nonsense -- that is flat out dishonest.

You know something about the heat death of the universe that I don't?

馃槈

Yes, it is happening next Tuesday, but keep it to yourself
Mar 4, 2020
2020/3/4 1:09:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Eorl wrote:
I agree. I鈥檓 sort of pissed that HC just released a deluxe edition which was supposed to be comprehensive but now HMH is releasing an edition with previously unreleased stuff? 馃槨

Two different publishers....live and let live. If they both by HarperCollins (like they released a gift edition of The Hobbit Facsimile Edition after only the book was published, then I'd be miffed too.

Plus, Houghton Mifflin's Tolkien output is far less than HarperCollins'.
Mar 4, 2020
2020/3/4 1:12:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urul贸k毛 wrote:
I've done a deeper look at the HarperCollins deluxe Letters From Father Christmas with the Houghton Mifflin marketing blurb in mind, and I really feel strongly like they will be the exact same edition. All of the material mentioned by Houghton Mifflin is in the deluxe edition from last year, as far as I can tell.

I'm asking both publishers if there is anything else going on, but I think this is just the marketing department phrasing things differently across the Atlantic for the same exact material. More soon.

That's what I thought - publishers need to 'jazz up' the descriptions of their works to sell them. There have been a few editions of Tolkien books that have been the exact same, very similar, and completely different between the two publishers.
Mar 4, 2020
2020/3/4 8:24:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well, my post seems to have fallen into a deep hole, but back after the release of the UK deluxe edition, I pointed out what was new :
https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=23256#forumpost23256

There is no reason to think that the US will be different.
Mar 4, 2020
2020/3/4 15:02:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Druss - I do remember your post and that鈥檚 the one I was referring to

鈥淚t's from far the most complete edition, but it lacks two or three back of envelopes present in old editions (it's only details, though).鈥
Mar 4, 2020
2020/3/4 15:55:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm sure there's no need to say this, though my previous 2 posts weren't intended to be snappy, if they seemed to be.

I was only saying (perhaps poorly) that "there will ALWAYS be a new edition coming out."
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