Lovecraft Leatherbound Edition

philzilla

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#61
Good point. If you order straight from Barnes & Noble you will get the right edition. It's got silver page edges and a purple bookmark ribbon and an acknowledgement of my help on the copyright page (the bad printing has gold edges and a yellow bookmark ribbon and no mention of me).
great description, my local B&N had several old and new additions, made it a breeze to walk out with the updated printing
 

Ningauble

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My B&N Complete Fiction has arrived. Yes it has silver edges and a purple ribbon. Just started reading it and am now reading Polaris. Yes I know I've read them before but it's a wonderful book. Well done Martin. It's gorgeous.
Thanks! :) But really, I don't think the credit belongs to me. B&N came through beautifully in the end.
 
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Thanks! :) But really, I don't think the credit belongs to me. B&N came through beautifully in the end.
Perhaps, and they do deserve credit for reissuing it in corrected form. But without your efforts, this would not have been possible, either. Credit where credit is due, I think....
 

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First of all, cheers to You Mr Andersson for the splendid work!

Could someone confirm whether the edition sold on Amazon.co.uk is the corrected one?
 

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Thank you very much! :)
By now, it should be. If possible, specify that you want silvered page edges and a purple ribbon.
Just to be sure I tried asking the store directly, and to my positive surprise, they answered almost as swiftly as You did (thanks for that btw!).
So now I can personally confirm, that thankfully it's indeed the corrected edition. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I'm still a bit torn though, since the completionist/perfectionist in me wants both the complete collection, and the annotations contained in the Penguin editions. Oh woe is me :p

As a side note, apparently a "new" error slipped through - the Contents page lists an "About the Author" section on p. 1099, which is actually missing (it was there in the previous edition). Time for another reprint? ;)
 

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Just to be sure I tried asking the store directly, and to my positive surprise, they answered almost as swiftly as You did (thanks for that btw!).
You're welcome. :)

So now I can personally confirm, that thankfully it's indeed the corrected edition. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I'm still a bit torn though, since the completionist/perfectionist in me wants both the complete collection, and the annotations contained in the Penguin editions. Oh woe is me :p
Heh... That's what I did -- got them all, that is.

As a side note, apparently a "new" error slipped through - the Contents page lists an "About the Author" section on p. 1099, which is actually missing (it was there in the previous edition). Time for another reprint? ;)
Yup, I know about that. I pointed it out to Stefan D., and he replied:

I know how this happened. When we translated the Lovecraft volume from our Library of Essential Writers to the leatherbound format, we had to get rid of backmatter, including the "About the Author" note. We deleted the "About the Author" reference in the TOC of the first printing of the leatherbound by having the printer make corrections in blues. When we corrected the interiors of the second printing, we got files in from the typesetter, who didn't have the correction to the contents page because the printer had made it only for their set of the interiors. One more thing to correct on the third printing.
 
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Hi all,

I'm very new to Lovecraft, although having been a horror fan for over 25 years now I still find it surprising that I'm yet to read a Lovecraft story.

I've recently finished these Lovecraft inspired graphic novels:

The Courtyard and Neonomicon by Alan Moore
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1592911307/?tag=brite-21

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1592910602/?tag=brite-21

At The Mountains of Madness by Lovecraft and Ian Culbard

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906838127/?tag=brite-21

I'm currently reading The Lovecraft Anthology I by Lovecraft and Dan Lockwood, with The Lovecraft Anthology II next up.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906838283/?tag=brite-21

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1906838437/?tag=brite-21

I'm really enjoying the graphic novels and thought they'd be a good way of introducing me to Lovecraft before going for the full hit. So once I've finished these I'm going to start on the Gollancz Commemorative Edition of Necronomicon The Best Wierd Tales of H.P. Lovecraft:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0575081562/?tag=brite-21

Have any of you read this edition and do you recommend it? From what I can gather it contains the majority of Lovecraft's most popular works, plus with it being huge, leather bound and illustrated it looks very impressive!

Any thoughts guys on my route into Lovecraft?

Cheers
Crooksy
 

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Quick question. Is it worth buying this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1435122968/?tag=brite-21

If I already have this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0575081562/?tag=brite-21

Or would I just be wasting my cash?
Yes, it is worth it. The B&N book is complete and has the corrected texts, and now that almost all the typos have been flushed out it is the most useful ed.
The Gollancz book looks pretty, but it is missing many stories, and it is not based on the corrected texts (it's still got "air out" for "an ant" in "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath", for example). In other words, it is a waste of cash, but it looks nice on your shelf (I've got it myself).

(You may want to wait until late September/October; there should be a new printing of the B&N book around then).
 

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I bought the 2011 edition. I haven't personally checked for edits but it says that there are corrections in this edition on the internet.
 

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