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Mar 24 (edited)
2021/3/24 15:56:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:

That's a definite possibility, though we've heard no tell in quite some time via Prime Video themselves.

If the show isn't ready to debut around the time the book is published, perhaps the trailer will be, at the least? Production wise (and post-production) it seems that they have a lot of ground to cover and work ahead to get it out this year.

You have to remember that these plans were not just thrown together at the last minute (I doubt that at least). Books will be planned well in advance and when this book was initially slated I am sure the world was working to different end dates regarding TV releases and tie in product. Covid delayed alot and I guess, an educated guess at best, that HarperCollins could well have had to commit to printing schedules well in advance to keep costs sensible, to ensure production delays did not effect releases and so on.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 15:56:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Deluxe is meant to match the Super-Deluxe editions, even though they are full leather and this is quarter bound, the spine matches.

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Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:00:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

insurrbution wrote:

That's a definite possibility, though we've heard no tell in quite some time via Prime Video themselves.

If the show isn't ready to debut around the time the book is published, perhaps the trailer will be, at the least? Production wise (and post-production) it seems that they have a lot of ground to cover and work ahead to get it out this year.

You have to remember that these plans were not just thrown together at the last minute (I doubt that at least). Books will be planned well in advance and when this book was initially slated I am sure the world was working to different end dates regarding TV releases and tie in product. Covid delayed alot and I guess, an educated guess at best, that HarperCollins could well have had to commit to printing schedules well in advance to keep costs sensible, to ensure production delays did joy effect releases and so on.

Very true, I am no expert in the field of publishing or entertainment production, after all!
Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:21:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"fully illustrated in colour for the first time by the author himself"

I love the idea of having (for the first time, right?) Tolkien's illustrations set throughout a LotR edition. Hopefully buyers won't be let down when they find out what 'fully' means.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:23:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

The Deluxe is meant to match the Super-Deluxe editions, even though they are full leather and this is quarter bound, the spine matches.

Yes, it will look like this..

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Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:34:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

"fully illustrated in colour for the first time by the author himself"

I love the idea of having (for the first time, right?) Tolkien's illustrations set throughout a LotR edition. Hopefully buyers won't be let down when they find out what 'fully' means.

There is much more than the page of the book of Mazarbul: it could be illuminated by his full worked out pictures (Rivendell, ,Old Man Willow, Moria Gate, Lothlorien, Brad-dûr) and also by sketches like Helm's Deep, Orthanc, or Buckland Ferry, for example...
Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:48:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Orcrist wrote:

Wow, the standard edition is way sexier than the deluxe!

Would be nice if the ring inscription will appear on the page edges of the Deluxe Edition as well
Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:53:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ithildin wrote:

Orcrist wrote:

Wow, the standard edition is way sexier than the deluxe!

Would be nice if the ring inscription will appear on the page edges of the Deluxe Edition as well

It is more likely to be gild on the page edges but I agree the ring inscription would be really good.
Mar 24
2021/3/24 16:53:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ithildin wrote:

Berelach wrote:

"fully illustrated in colour for the first time by the author himself"

I love the idea of having (for the first time, right?) Tolkien's illustrations set throughout a LotR edition. Hopefully buyers won't be let down when they find out what 'fully' means.

There is much more than the page of the book of Mazarbul: it could be illuminated by his full worked out pictures (Rivendell, ,Old Man Willow, Moria Gate, Lothlorien, Brad-dûr) and also by sketches like Helm's Deep, Orthanc, or Buckland Ferry, for example...


From the description (back at the top of this thread)

"thirty colour illustrations, maps and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work"
Mar 24
2021/3/24 17:07:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Ithildin wrote:

Berelach wrote:

"fully illustrated in colour for the first time by the author himself"

I love the idea of having (for the first time, right?) Tolkien's illustrations set throughout a LotR edition. Hopefully buyers won't be let down when they find out what 'fully' means.

There is much more than the page of the book of Mazarbul: it could be illuminated by his full worked out pictures (Rivendell, ,Old Man Willow, Moria Gate, Lothlorien, Brad-dûr) and also by sketches like Helm's Deep, Orthanc, or Buckland Ferry, for example...


From the description (back at the top of this thread)

"thirty colour illustrations, maps and sketches drawn by Tolkien himself as he composed this epic work"

Sure, it won't be any surprise which illustrations, etc. are used... you can just flip through 'The Art of the LotR' to see what's available. I think it will be fantastic, just less of a complete polished package when compared with his Hobbit art editions, or other artist's recently illustrated Tolkien editions.
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