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Mar 3
2020/3/3 19:26:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
But didn’t someone on these boards point out that the latest deluxe edition excluded some content which was previously released? Or am I mistaken? 🤔
Mar 3
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
2020/3/3 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?

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

Eorl wrote:
But didn’t someone on these boards point out that the latest deluxe edition excluded some content which was previously released? Or am I mistaken? 🤔

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
2020/3/3 23:34:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë 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?

😉

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

Eorl wrote:
I agree. I’m 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? 😡

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
2020/3/4 1:12:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë 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
2020/3/4 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
2020/3/4 15:02:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Druss - I do remember your post and that’s the one I was referring to

“It'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).”
Mar 4
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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