Lovecraft Leatherbound Edition

  1. Wolf873

    Wolf873 Well-Known Member

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  2. Tinsel

    Tinsel Science fiction fantasy

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    It says that it is the complete works, but it does not look exceptional enough although the price would suggest differently.

    Now this old Hippopotamus skin, it has an antediluvian look. The text is all penned in calligraphy.
     
    Feb 26, 2011
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  3. Ningauble

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    That's probably because he was involved in the making of the original. This is a reprint, only a bit flashier.

    You probably need to have that checked before ordering.
     
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  4. Wolf873

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    I was hoping for anyone here to shed some light on that :).
     
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  5. Ningauble

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    Can't really do that, I'm sorry to say.
     
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    I've just ordered it, so if there is no trouble with my credit card (it works at Amazon but hasn't been at Abe's), I will do a full review of the book here and on video at YouTube. Despite the many woeful errors, I still love this edition of the Works and often find myself dipping into it, with Martin's printed-out corrections close at hand.
     
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    Wow that looks beautiful. Is this the oft-promised Second Edition?
     
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  8. Ningauble

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    No, the Leatherbound Classics edition. I'm not sure, though, that there was time in the production to make the corrections. Someone better situated (ie., on the right -- and in this case "right" means "left" :) -- side of the Pond) needs to do the checking.
     
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    Absolutely no corrections have been made. It is now called The Complete Fiction -- but it's a straight reprint of the first edition. The endpapers have a lovely illustration. The cover illustration is very boring. I shew'd it on my YouTube channel in a vlog entitl'd "Lovecraft in Leather."
     
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  10. DonovanLoucks

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    I just confirmed this today at my local Barnes & Noble. Armed with Martin's errata, I asked a young lady at the reference counter if the shrinkwrap could be removed so I could examine it, which she gladly allowed. Sure enough, it's exactly the same print as the earlier Barnes & Noble edition, just bound in leather and with the endpapers that Wilum mentioned. Pass.

    Donovan K. Loucks
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  11. Wolf873

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    Crap. I was really hoping to get this for my collection, but no corrections, no need for purchase.
     
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  12. Ningauble

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    I've been told that corrections are being entered into the text, so unless there is very high demands and they have to rush back to the printers (in which case the same ol' text will be reprinted AGAIN!), the corrections will finally appear in late 2011, early 2012.
     
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  13. pablo

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    Hopefully they'll simply distinguish the corrected edition somehow.
     
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  14. Ningauble

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    They will. :)

    Here's what I just heard from Stefan at B&N:

    and

     
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  15. Wolf873

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    That's wonderful news indeed :). But how would that work for someone who orders it online? Would it be possible for them to state it within the item page that this has the corrected texts?
     
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  16. Ningauble

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    I have no idea... :(
     
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  17. pablo

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    Yes! Finally! And congratulations, Martin! I think they'd get many more sales if they put a notice on the cover, something like "Complete and Corrected Texts", or "The Authoritative Edition". Now to think what to do with the first edition...
     
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  18. golem09

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    Amazon and several wholesalers list "The Fiction" with a release date of July 1st. Will that already be the corrected version, or do they just guess?
     
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  19. Ningauble

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    They are referring to the Leatherbound Edition in general, not the corrected printing, and they've got the date wrong since the book is already out.

    Fall, is what I've heard from the editor.
     
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  20. Gregorian71

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    Any news on this corrected printing? I would love to replace my Del Rey paperbacks. I never liked the look of those things, not to mention having to buy so many of them to get almost everything...
     
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