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May 22
2021/5/22 12:28:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I wonder if the fold out maps will be attached or detached from the book?
May 22
2021/5/22 14:14:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

I wonder if the fold out maps will be attached or detached from the book?

According to this, they're detached:

This new edition is illustrated with J.R.R. Tolkien’s own artwork, created as he wrote the original text. It will be packaged with the following features: shrink-wrapped for damage protection, a sewn hardback binding with a ribbon placemark, ink-sprayed edges displaying Tolkien’s runes, two maps loosely tucked, and will be printed on FSC “forest-friendly” paper. The text will be printed in two colours with full-colour illustrations, and the dustjacket will be stamped in two foils with a circular die-cut. The U.S. edition published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be printed alongside the editions to be sold in the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand by HarperCollins to ensure matching quality.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/0358653037?tag=tolkcollsguid-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
May 22
2021/5/22 14:31:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

I wonder if the fold out maps will be attached or detached from the book?

According to this, they're detached:

This new edition is illustrated with J.R.R. Tolkien’s own artwork, created as he wrote the original text. It will be packaged with the following features: shrink-wrapped for damage protection, a sewn hardback binding with a ribbon placemark, ink-sprayed edges displaying Tolkien’s runes, two maps loosely tucked, and will be printed on FSC “forest-friendly” paper. The text will be printed in two colours with full-colour illustrations, and the dustjacket will be stamped in two foils with a circular die-cut. The U.S. edition published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be printed alongside the editions to be sold in the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand by HarperCollins to ensure matching quality.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/0358653037?tag=tolkcollsguid-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

The description from Blackwells is more clear:

"These include the pages from the Book of Mazarbul, marvellous facsimiles created by Tolkien to accompany the famous 'Bridge of Khazad-dum' chapter. Also appearing are two removable fold-out maps drawn by Christopher Tolkien revealing all the detail of Middle-earth.Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the first edition, this new edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike."

I just now had time to go look myself
May 22
2021/5/22 15:48:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It is worth pointing out that the change to the description that I mentioned was for the UK Deluxe edition (ISBN-13 : 978-0008471293), the other two descriptions appear to be from the UK Trade edition (ISBN-13 : 978-0008471286).

Blackwell's and Amazon descriptions both mention poster-size but do not mention them being loosely tucked in for the Deluxe edition.
May 22
2021/5/22 15:50:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It's also worth noting that the description I posted was for Houghton Mifflin's.
May 22
2021/5/22 15:55:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Trotter.

Here is the exact wording from Blackwells on the Deluxe Edition specifically:

"Also appearing are two poster-size, fold-out maps revealing all the detail of Middle-earth."
May 24 (edited)
2021/5/24 3:49:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
FYI, Waterstones has posted a few photos from both HarperCollins' editions

https://www.waterstones.com/product/th ... r-r-tolkien/9780008471293
May 25
2021/5/25 5:20:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you for the head's up insurrbution
May 26
2021/5/26 3:43:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nice catch, thank you!
May 26
2021/5/26 8:14:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
From the WH Smith Deluxe description

Contains 1 Hardback 3 b/w illus, 30 col plates, (2 x 2-colour fold-out map), Index

https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/the ... -media/9780008471293.html
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