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Apr 14
2022/4/14 13:08:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It states to check the Folio Society website at 2pm on the 20th April for the announcement, might also be a new Hobbit.

Something very precious is coming to Folio on Wednesday 20 April at 2pm (BST). Head over to our website then to see what it is. You’re going to love this one!

https://www.foliosociety.com
Apr 14 (edited)
2022/4/14 13:38:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Trotter and I were just talking about this the other day.

They must have re-negotiated publishing rights with the Estate to be able to put forth a new edition.
Apr 14
2022/4/14 20:55:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It would be HarperCollins rather than the estate, I think.
Apr 15
2022/4/15 6:57:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Also, how do we know it's a "new" edition? The original agreements seem to have allowed them to reprint (including new binding & presentations) for a very, very long time. [On the face of it; none of us obviously know the agreements.]
Apr 15
2022/4/15 7:59:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Also, how do we know it's a "new" edition? The original agreements seem to have allowed them to reprint (including new binding & presentations) for a very, very long time. [On the face of it; none of us obviously know the agreements.]

Find out next week, I guess!
Apr 15
2022/4/15 13:34:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Also, how do we know it's a "new" edition? The original agreements seem to have allowed them to reprint (including new binding & presentations) for a very, very long time. [On the face of it; none of us obviously know the agreements.]

No idea, based on the context of their social media post, one can surmise that it's Alan Lee illustrated.
Apr 15
2022/4/15 13:52:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

Also, how do we know it's a "new" edition? The original agreements seem to have allowed them to reprint (including new binding & presentations) for a very, very long time. [On the face of it; none of us obviously know the agreements.]

No idea, based on the context of their social media post, one can surmise that it's Alan Lee illustrated.

Based on the insta story of the FS, we can see that the illustration with the ring is actually the front free end paper of the book(s). The style, stroke, colour palette, looks really Alan Leeish to me. Alan worked with the FS in the past by illustrating the limited edition of the Wanderer some years ago.
My bet is we will see the first one-volume illustrated FS LotR...
Don't know if we can speculate a bit on this or not. Please delete this post if so
Apr 15
2022/4/15 15:44:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
We can speculate on this as we only have a 5 days to wait.
Apr 15
2022/4/15 17:30:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
FS saw HC made so much money with the recent LotR edition, they want their cut too.

Although some wallets (like mine) may be depleted, so I would need to skip this one.
Apr 15
2022/4/15 18:19:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not only you Cesar :)
I do hope for a truly wellmade and limited book though.
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