- Mar 27, 2016
My pleasure Hugh - glad to help. And I wouldn't worry too much about the "cheap" printing from China for the 60th ann. version. It's highly unlikely that Harper Collins would have just accepted a "cheap version"; they would have chosen a good manufacturer, chosen the paper and binding and ensured it met with their quality controls. It's of course possible that the quality is lower than the 50th ann. version but I seriously doubt there's a major difference.
Extollager - the short answer to your question is "yes" - this should explain more (that I found digging around the site I linked to yesterday). And you can just see confirmation on the video around 8:30 on the flyleaf and a little later the (c) says 2014.
Snazal now says it is out of stock with them. Wonder what the price will be when they offer it again.
I discovered this morning that the FOTR in that set has a glossy "pages from the book of Mazarbul" insert, which Tolkien had wanted included in the original but which was dropped for cost reasons. Nice touch!
It would never have occurred to me to check youtube for reviews.
A bit OT, but I almost never do -- compared to text, they're often both far too long-winded and too slow. And it can be a near-endless experience, jumping from video to suggested video in case the next one points out a fatal flaw the others have missed. I once wasted half a day of my life using YouTube to confirm a decision to buy a motorbike I'd already set my heart on.
Book Depository had a good price for US ($82.32 ppd), so I ordered one from them. I ordered Tom S.'s new book on the Vikings from them, btw, but my Ship hasn't yet come in.
Hugh, when you get your boxed set, could you post something here about whether the Reader's Companion has been updated? I have the original version (2005, 894 pages).
I have these hardback editions of the three books that make up LOTR (I don't have the companion, you can get the books separately) - I can confirm they are excellent quality and, for me, the definitive editions as close to original styling as possible to buy.It does look good doesn't it!
Yes, I'd wondered about the possibility of a disappointingly cheap production.
Hence hoping for some feedback here....
I have this edition as well, only with the companion. It is indeed a lovely set.I have these hardback editions of the three books that make up LOTR (I don't have the companion, you can get the books separately) - I can confirm they are excellent quality and, for me, the definitive editions as close to original styling as possible to buy.
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