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Post by RA on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:11 am

The Houghton Mifflin Deluxe 2004 50th anniversary one volume hard cover is very neat especially.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:44 am

Agreed. I have that copy and it's incredibly gorgeous. I don't use it for reference or take it on trips since it's expensive as hell and I'd like to keep it in good condition, but it's a joy to read. Smile

I'd love to get the three-volume Alan Lee illustrated set as well but there's only so much money I can justify spending on copies of the same book. Razz
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Post by RA on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:57 am

Eldorion wrote: I'd love to get the three-volume Alan Lee illustrated set as well but there's only so much money I can justify spending on copies of the same book.
I got that one the One volume Centenary edition. Though I usually don't bring them on trips either. I have a beat up Ballantine Eleventh edition I always bring.
The spine of the Return of the King from that set is broken and I had to tape the spine to stop the appendices from falling off. Laughing

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:33 pm

Intresting to note the covers- some are good and some are truelly appaling.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Eldorion on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:00 pm

Recoveryanonymous wrote:I got that one the One volume Centenary edition. Though I usually don't bring them on trips either. I have a beat up Ballantine Eleventh edition I always bring.
The spine of the Return of the King from that set is broken and I had to tape the spine to stop the appendices from falling off. Laughing

I still have my original trade paperback versions that I got when I was nine (the Ballantine/Del Rey ninth edition, apparently, with movie tie-in covers for LOTR included as a box set with The Hobbit), but they're not in great condition. Laughing A long time ago I left The Two Towers in the car on a hot day and the cheap glue binding melted so there's a substantial portion of the middle of the book that is not attached to the spine anymore and will fall out if I'm not careful. :/
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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by CC12 35 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:06 pm

#cut4ballantinedelrey9thedition

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by RA on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:04 pm

I might have to buy that really nice edition now.

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Post by Orwell on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:44 am

Quite so.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by RA on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:23 am

I may have to purchase that book as well.
Character studies are always worth a read.

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:06 am



I got the Alan Lee illustrated one in paperback. Its gorgeous. Thumbs Up

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by RA on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:25 pm

But is it worth 24,000 euros? Cool

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:27 pm

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by RA on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Thumbs Up

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by halfwise on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:10 pm

"TL: One final question. Did you go to see The Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson and how did you like it?

APN: I have seen it twice. Without going into too much detail, there were parts I liked very much (e.g. the back-story at the beginning, the Bilbo/Gollum scene, the eagles, Martin Freeman's performance in general), parts which I thought were a good idea in principle but didn't like the way they were done (e.g. Radagast) and parts which I didn't like at all (e.g. some of the changes to the story, the overload of Orc/Warg attacks and all those rope bridges, collapsing rocks and unsurvivable falls)."

It's nice to see we're not just participating in group-think here. Or maybe APN is one of us? Shocked Azriel? Shocked Shocked

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Post by chris63 on Fri May 30, 2014 4:33 am

The 60th Anniversary Edition of "The Lord of the Rings" will be released on the 19th June 2014. The new edition contains further corrections to the 50th Anniversary Edition text as well as Alan Lee’s beautiful artwork all contained within a special transparent slipcase.

Available in:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lord-Rings-J-Tolkien/dp/0007525540/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401363884&sr=8-1&keywords=lord+of+the+rings+60 




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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by chris63 on Fri May 30, 2014 4:35 am

A special transparent slipcase. Wow, i'm getting one. 

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Ringdrotten on Fri May 30, 2014 9:41 am

chris63 wrote:A special transparent slipcase. Wow, i'm getting one. 

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by halfwise on Sat May 31, 2014 8:45 pm

What, for your wife?

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Re: Tell me about this book then!

Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:24 am

Shocked 

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Post by chris63 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:28 am

halfwise wrote:What, for your wife?

I think she could be getting sick of lotr's. I go to bed with the cd on, and she always say's " it that on snooze "

Its only 54 hrs long Smile

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