The Hobbit: Illustrated edition
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Oct 10 (edited)
2021/10/10 5:26:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
emilien

I asked HC about these two remaining errors from Wayne & Christina's Blog and a missing single quote which were still in the Alan Lee 2020 hardback editions.

Have they been corrected in the new edition?

1 - Alan Lee illustrated edition Hardback 1st Printing HarperCollins 2020 The Fellowship of the Ring Page 171 4th Line from top, remove indentation for “Dear Frodo,”

2 - Alan Lee illustrated edition Hardback 1st Printing HarperCollins 2020 The Two Towers Page 452 14th Line from the top, add opening single quote.

Current text
‘You seem to know a lot,’ said Uglúk. More than is good for you, I guess. Perhaps those in Lugbûrz might wonder how,

Corrected text
‘You seem to know a lot,’ said Uglúk. ‘More than is good for you, I guess. Perhaps those in Lugbûrz might wonder how,

3 - Alan Lee illustrated edition Hardback 1st Printing HarperCollins 2020 The Two Towers Page 756 24th Line from top, let text run on.

Current text
‘Take the hilt,’ said Gandalf, ‘and speak after the Lord, if you are resolved on this.’
‘I am,’ said Pippin.


Corrected text
‘Take the hilt,’ said Gandalf, ‘and speak after the Lord, if you are resolved on this.’ ‘I am,’ said Pippin.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 7:50:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have just checked. All the 3 errors have been corrected in the 2021 edition.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 8:27:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's great

The only outstanding, probably huge amount of work, is the Index to be revised by Findegil

I know that they will do this at some point and thank you in advance for the time and effort it will take.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 10:06:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

I have emailed them to find out what that means. They have reduced the price of both books by a large margin since I checked this morning.

Any answer from Blackwell's about the "Reprint" in the book description? I receive no answer from them, yet.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 10:28:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
No, nothing as yet.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 10:31:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nothing neither. But a friend of Bergelmir has received a reply and apparently their answer was evasive...
Oct 10
2021/10/10 11:35:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Interesting that this standard edition also has its own little packaging box. Thought that was only going to be a thing HC did for all their deluxe editions going forward?
Oct 10
2021/10/10 11:37:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Think it is probably due to price, can't see them doing a packaging box for a £25-£30 book but for £60 yes.
Oct 10
2021/10/10 20:02:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

The only outstanding, probably huge amount of work, is the Index to be revised by Findegil

I know that they will do this at some point and thank you in advance for the time and effort it will take.

And what, Trotter, do you think needs to be done? Other than suggesting addenda and corrigenda, the Index has been out of our hands since we re-compiled it. HarperCollins have arranged to have it revised (with an eye to our suggestions) according to the pagination of the various typesettings as they've come along. Of course, in this process there's always a chance of new errors. We noticed, for one, a missing page reference for the Index entry for "Oliphaunt" in the new edition.

Wayne & Christina
Oct 10
2021/10/10 20:19:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Findegil wrote:

Trotter wrote:

The only outstanding, probably huge amount of work, is the Index to be revised by Findegil

I know that they will do this at some point and thank you in advance for the time and effort it will take.

And what, Trotter, do you think needs to be done? Other than suggesting addenda and corrigenda, the Index has been out of our hands since we re-compiled it. HarperCollins have arranged to have it revised (with an eye to our suggestions) according to the pagination of the various typesettings as they've come along. Of course, in this process there's always a chance of new errors. We noticed, for one, a missing page reference for the Index entry for "Oliphaunt" in the new edition.

Wayne & Christina

That was what I was thinking about, that the Index had not kept up with your corrections unlike the rest of the text. Great news if it has.
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