I'd been waiting for the arrival of my author's copies for the new editions
of THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBIT, both the one-volume hardcover with the Ted Nesmith cover and the deluxe slipcase edition. It's great to have this available again, in my preferred edition: the expanded one-volume edition with the fifth appendix and Addendum. They even included all the artwork with high-quality reproduction, with the frontispieces to both of the original volumes (Fimbulfambi's Map and both sides, front and back, of Bilbo's Contract).
Now that I've had a chance to look this over, it was definitely worth the wait; Harper Collins did a bang-up job.
The only problem (and it's a good kind of problem to have) is that I no longer know how many copies of THE HOBBIT I have.
Great news John. Congrats. May I ask, what is the fold-out poster of? And are there any other exclusives besides the poster?
I know of no poster, fold-out or otherwise.
This edition is pretty much the same as the 2011 one-volume hardcover; the only extra I'm aware of is the slipcase and cover design that goes with it (on the deluxe edition) vs. the now-standard one-volume with the new Neismith dustjacket.
I can''t say how happy it makes me to have this readily available again, in both the UK and the US, in hardcover and in Kindle.
Thanks John. One can never have enough of these volumes, which is why I am impatiently waiting for these new designs to arrive :-)
Re. the poster. From Amazon UK the description reads:
"Brand new deluxe edition of this definitive companion to The Hobbit, quarter-bound, stamped in gold foil with a unique design inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s own artwork, featuring a ribbon marker and exclusive foldout poster, and housed in a matching custom-built slipcase."
With that I am assuming that your deluxe has no fold-out poster?
This post motivated me to finally order the one volume edition to replace my original (and very well-used) two volume edition.
Is it possible to have too many copies of The Hobbit?!?!?
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