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J.R.R. Tolkien Published Titles and Related Books by The Easton Press

Muokkaaja: elokuu 19, 2021, 12:30 pm

0193 - Tolkien Classics: Includes The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Silmarillion
Details: First printed in 1984. Almost always available at this time. Current price is $395
Photos - Easton Press

1035 - The Atlas of Middle-Earth
Details: Reprinted multiple times starting in 2003 at $68 up to $147 most recently.

1190 - The Book of Lost Tales Volume 1 & 2 and Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth
Details: Printed multiple times starting in 2003 at $171, to most recently at $267.
Photos - Discussion

1209 - Letters From Father Christmas
Details: Available late 2003 at $93, re-printed 11/2018 at $117
Photos - Discussion

1211 - The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth
Details: Available in 2004 at $69 -- Re-print: 8/14/2020
Photos - Easton Press

1281 - The Lord of the Rings Visual Companions
Details: 11/2006 at $228 - 2/2013 at $237

1320 - The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion
Details: $117

1840 - The Children of Hurin
Details: Originally available in late 2008 through early 2009 at $90. Reprinted 9/24/2018 at $111 Sold out 2/4/2019
Photos - Discussion

2308 - Tales From the Perilous Realm
Includes Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Roverandom, Smith of Wootton Major and The Adventures of Tom Bombadill
Printed in 2009 at $69 --- Reprinted: 2021 at $120
Easton Press - Photos - Discussion

2353 - The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
Details: Available late 2010 at $79

2417 - The History of The Lord of the Rings Including The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, The War of the Ring and The End of the Third Age
Details: Available 7/2014 through 12/2017. Printed at least twice. Printed in 2021 at $396
Photos - YouTube - Easton Press

2883 - The Fall of Arthur
Details: Available in late 2013 through early 2015. Original price $90.00
Photos - YouTube

2919 - The Making of Middle-Earth
Details: Available 2014 at $129
Photos - YouTube

3006 - Beowulf
Details: Available late 2014 through early 2015. Original price $99.00
Photos - Discussion

3265 - The Story of Kullervo
Details: Available late 2016 through mid 2017 at $99
Photos - Discussion

3321 - The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Details: Announced 4/24/2018 - Sold Out: 4/7/2019 at $111
Photos - Discussion

3329 - Beren and Luthien
Details: Announced 10/24/2017 Sold out 1/6/2018 at $111
Photos - Discussion

3379 - The Lays of Beleriand
Details: Announced 1/19/2018 - Sold Out 4/27/2018 at $111
Photos - Discussion

3454 - The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Details: Announced: 12/5/2018 - Sold Out: 8/1/2019 at $126
Photos - Discussion

3456 - The Fall of Gondolin
Details: Announced 11/09/2018 - Sold Out: 4/5/2019 at $111
Photos - Discussion

3478 - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo
Details: Announced 3/13/2019 - Sold Out: 3/27/2020 at $99
Photos - Discussion

3546 - Morgoth's Ring and The War of the Jewels
Details: Announced 5/8/2019 - Sold Out: In Stock at $208
Photos - Easton Press - Discussion

3547 - The Shaping of Middle-Earth
Details: Announced 5/28/2019 - Sold Out: In Stock at $99
Photos - Easton Press - Discussion

3548 - The Lost Road and Other Writings
Details: Announced 7/1/2019 - Sold Out: In Stock at $99
Photos - Easton Press - Discussion

3549 - The Peoples of Middle-Earth
Details: Announced 8/13/2019 - Sold Out: In Stock at $99
Photos - Easton Press - Discussion

3643 - The Illustrated World of Tolkien by David Day $132
Announced 4/18/20 - Sold Out: In Stock
Photos - Easton Press - Discussion

3763 - The Worlds of J R R Tolkien by John Garth $156
Details: Announced 4/16/2021 - Sold Out: In Stock
Photos - Easton Press

3775 - The Ring Legends of Tolkien by David Day $120
Announced: 8/7/21 --- Sold Out: In Stock
Photos - Easton Press

Miscellaneous: Misc1 - Misc2

Hobbit vs Hobbit: Photos

lokakuu 13, 2018, 6:27 pm

I think you have them all Wootle, looks great. The only thing I might add, is that I believe there was another version of The Hobbit that is a little larger in size that was done for the Masterpieces of Fantasy collection.

lokakuu 13, 2018, 6:50 pm

I have considered buying the oversized Hobbit several times. Was it produced for the MoF series or just randomly. I don't recall if it had the MoF endpapers or not.

lokakuu 13, 2018, 7:22 pm

>3 Wootle: I'm not sure, I thought it was produced for the MoF series. Also not sure about the end papers, we'll have to keep an eye out.

lokakuu 13, 2018, 7:35 pm

I just checked a couple of listings and the oversized Hobbit does not have MoF endpapers. So it probably was not produced for that series. I have seen the LOTR copies with the Fantasy endpapers. Don't recall if I have ever seen a Hobbit with the Fantasy papers though.

lokakuu 13, 2018, 8:09 pm

>5 Wootle: I retract my earlier statement, after checking my lists I don't believe The Hobbit was ever a part of MoF, only the LOTR trilogy. So, it must have just been for sale individually at some point.

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 19, 2018, 10:13 pm

Added a lot of photos to The Children of Hurin album this evening.

Also just added some to The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun.

marraskuu 3, 2018, 11:21 pm

So do we think they're reprinting most (all?) of these now? Just realized I didn't have Children of Hurin, so ordering that tonight. Would love to fill in my gaps. I was surprised they did the Father Christmas book, gives me hope that I can pick up the other over the next year or so.

marraskuu 4, 2018, 8:30 pm

>8 GuyEP18:

Honestly you never really know with EP. There are many titles no longer in print that command a high price due to low supply and high demand that they have yet to reprint (including many Tolkien books). If they do plan to reprint them, The Children of Hurin first came out roughly 10 years ago, so you might have to wait a bit.

marraskuu 5, 2018, 8:16 pm

I'm expecting to see the newest release The Fall of Gondolin in January and then hopefully they will get around to Tales From the Perilous Realm and then Sigurd and Gudrun sometime next year. They know they will definitely sell, so why not reprint them.

marraskuu 9, 2018, 1:53 pm

>10 Wootle: Looks like you were spot on with The Fall of Gondolin, hoping you're right about the other two as well :)

marraskuu 9, 2018, 4:18 pm

Timing was a bit off however. They must really be pushing to have a good Christmas sales season. I hope they do.

marraskuu 15, 2018, 1:16 pm

Ship date for Father Christmas.

"We expect to ship your order by Sunday, November 18, 2018"

marraskuu 15, 2018, 1:47 pm

Just ordered the two new titles as these always seem to sell out very quickly. I am not sure why they don't have larger print runs on these. Besides propping up aftermarket prices, I don't see why they print these in limited runs and sell out in a number of months. The Tolkien books always seem to be ready cash for EP.

marraskuu 15, 2018, 1:59 pm

Perhaps they have started to do just that. Aotrou has been around for almost 7 months now. So they may be increasing the print runs. Just reprinting them one by one will be helpful to driving down the aftermarket prices. It would be interesting to see how well Hurin has sold since the reprint. Being unavailable for 10 years should have greatly increased market hunger for collectors. I was certainly happy to see it and especially Father Christmas.

marraskuu 20, 2018, 12:01 pm

Father Christmas supposedly shipped yesterday. I have found lately that their, we have shipped the book statements not to be true however. So we will see.

marraskuu 21, 2018, 1:20 am

I never understand why people pay a lot of money for any of these on the secondary market. With very few exceptions, everything gets a reprint in the end, and the issuing of the reprint immediately knocks the after-market value back to RRP. I stopped collecting after Beowulf, but I am tempted to get Letters from Father Christmas just to complete my collection of the earlier ones.

marraskuu 23, 2018, 4:31 pm

>17 stubedoo: If you have any interest in Father Christmas, I would get it now. Else, it might be another 15 years before we see it printed again.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 12:38 pm

Received my Father Christmas today, a bit disappointed....the silk end papers at the front of the book (not back) has a white mark all around the entire edges....anyone else experiencing this?

marraskuu 24, 2018, 12:59 pm

Mine's scheduled for delivery today. Hopefully problem free.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 24, 2018, 1:11 pm

>20 Wootle: Already emailed EP asking for a replacement, didn't look good at all.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 1:12 pm

What kind of mark was it? What could it possibly be?

marraskuu 24, 2018, 1:27 pm

I have no idea, it looks like worn out, making the edges of the colored end papers look white.....I have no idea how these endpapers are fabricated but it looks like they have been going through a printer/machine, pressing too hard on the edges making the "silk" ware off.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 1:54 pm

I was thinking about expanding my Tolkien book collection by buying the EP versions, but I see that most of the Tolkien titles were offered in the past and sold out. I'm wondering if its a good or bad idea to start so late since most titles are not available now!!!

marraskuu 24, 2018, 2:23 pm

>24 Tolkienfan: As long as you are not looking to complete the entire run in a short period. If you are patient for the reprints, I think it is fine to start it now. Father Christmas has been the most expensive title to pick up for years, and now you can get it cheap. Just wait for the reprints and build it at retail.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 8:48 pm

>19 Love2Read.: I received mine and inspected it. I have a little bit of what you described. It is the white backing paper of the silk that is showing through. The silk was scraped thin in spots and shows the white underneath. Mine isn't so bad I will return, but it's to bad that it is there. I put a photo of it in the album.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 9:17 pm

>25 Wootle: I'm not trying to build my collection in a hurry since I just bought many Tolkien hard cover with dust jacket and box editions I didn't have, but hope to get the current Tolkien EP editions available for Christmas.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 25, 2018, 12:17 pm

Tolkienfan, I just started collecting them as well. I am happy with my progress thus far. Children of Hurin and Father Christmas were huge for me personally as I could not afford them otherwise, and they are still available. I did, however, trade the Tolkien classics EPs for a set from Lyra Bookbinder. If you can afford it and/or save up to it, those books are certainly worth every penny. Here's an example of the last set he did:


I am also told the first edition Folio Society's are letterpress. I have a set in black, and they are the most beautiful books I own.

marraskuu 24, 2018, 10:10 pm

>19 Love2Read.: I have inspected this issue more in a bright light. Mine is worse than I thought. I also am thinking it is a glue issue. Perhaps the glue was thinner than normal and it soaked through around the edges when put under pressure. The edges are going to get more pressure than the middle area because of the additional leather thickness where it is overlapped. I am also seeing it slightly around the rear edges but to a lesser extent.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 24, 2018, 11:15 pm

>29 Wootle: Thanks for sharing. I did ask for a replacement and sent them pictures of the defect. Hopefully it's just a couple of books having this issue.

marraskuu 25, 2018, 10:14 am

>29 Wootle: It is also possible that the binder used lower quality moire or fabric that was used had been incorrectly processed perhaps rendering it permeable:


marraskuu 25, 2018, 12:39 pm

I have had glue issues on two other books since the merger with MBI happened. Twice on Innocent Abroad DLE, and once on a 100 Greatest Books (which had been a new recent re-printing, per Easton). The glue has been seeping out from between the leather and the end pages.

marraskuu 25, 2018, 12:47 pm

Now that I have decided to start buying the EP Tolkien books I hope I don't receive them all with issues and have to return them after reading about the glue issues 😒

marraskuu 25, 2018, 12:59 pm

>33 Tolkienfan: I have had some issues with the Tolkiens in the past. Like all other "cheaper" books produced by EP, there will be a certain percentage of "Quality Control Issues". Just be sure to order the newest title as quick as you can, as they have a way of disappearing quickly and usually without warning.

marraskuu 25, 2018, 3:48 pm

>34 Wootle: Hopefully, the 4 Tolkien titles that are currently available wont sell out before Christmas since I have them on a wish list for my wife and family members to get for me!

marraskuu 26, 2018, 8:12 pm

For what it's worth, my copy of 'Letters' does not appear to have any flaws.

marraskuu 26, 2018, 9:51 pm

>19 Love2Read.:

Not really. There was a trace amount of dried glue (or something similar in texture (hoping it's not anthrax)) in the back bottom fold of the moire end sheet. It was nothing that a quick wipe from a dry paper towel couldn't handle.

marraskuu 26, 2018, 11:35 pm

>37 treereader: Thanks....I tried to wipe mine as well, since at first sight I thought it was dust or something, never seen anything like it before, unfortunately it didn't work....but good news, they already shipped a replacement for me, pretty confident it will be flawless, somebody just had to get the defect one ;D

marraskuu 27, 2018, 8:41 am

>38 Love2Read.:

And I'm still here, so mine was more likely dried glue than anything dangerous.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 27, 2018, 9:23 am

joulukuu 4, 2018, 9:39 pm

Just got a letter that Gondolin won't ship until January

joulukuu 4, 2018, 9:41 pm

But but but....

"Now accepting new orders. This product will be available for Christmas delivery."

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 4, 2018, 10:04 pm

>42 Wootle: Monday, January 7, 2019 - Eastern Orthodox Christmas (???) :D;P (???)

joulukuu 5, 2018, 11:04 pm

>43 EPsonNY: I don't mind them spacing them out a little. They brought them on pretty fast here lately.

joulukuu 8, 2018, 8:17 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

joulukuu 10, 2018, 9:35 am

I received the same letter regarding 'The Fall of Gondolin', however under my account it now says they expect to ship it by Thursday, December 13th.

joulukuu 19, 2018, 5:33 am

According to email, Fall of Gondolin shipped

joulukuu 19, 2018, 12:31 pm

>47 Roccosem: Cool! I had this title on my Christmas wish list from my family and hope it will be under our tree Christmas morning!

joulukuu 19, 2018, 7:44 pm

Just got mine! Good chance!

joulukuu 20, 2018, 7:39 am

>49 Roccosem: Received mine as well yesterday!

joulukuu 20, 2018, 6:52 pm

Received my copy yesterday. Excellent! Outstanding quality.

joulukuu 27, 2018, 11:52 am

Is the Art book new or a reprint?

joulukuu 27, 2018, 12:16 pm

>52 Roccosem: New to EP but not newly released, first edition was in 2015. Amazon

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 4, 2019, 12:48 pm

Just got the mailer from EP yesterday announcing that "The Art of the Lord of the Rings" has been delayed until Feb 3rd due to "production issues". This can mean anything, but just FYI for those who have ordered it or considered ordering it.

>52 Roccosem:, >53 Wootle:, obviously these Tolkien novels are generating cash for EP, so they are happy to wrap more in leather.

helmikuu 3, 2019, 2:26 am

What haven’t they published? I think the 12 volume History of Middle Earth has only been partially published with Lost Tales 1a. 2 and History of Lotr but still missing many volumes?

maaliskuu 13, 2019, 1:00 pm

>35 Tolkienfan: " Hopefully, the 4 Tolkien titles that are currently available wont sell out before Christmas since I have them on a wish list for my wife and family members to get for me!"

Did you get them all?

maaliskuu 19, 2019, 11:06 am

>56 Wootle: I actually didn't get any of the Tolkien titles. I decided to hold off on the Tolkien EP books since I don't own any of them and would have a hard time finding the one's I don't have that have been released in the past. I'm happy with the HarperCollins slipcase Tolkien editions and hardcover editions I own.

huhtikuu 7, 2019, 12:35 pm

Both Aotrou and Gondolin and out of stock.

huhtikuu 29, 2019, 3:35 pm

The Art of the Lord of the Rings have approximately 200 copies left according to EP.

Still no sign of Sir Gawain in the warehouse as of today.

huhtikuu 29, 2019, 9:58 pm

>59 Wootle:

I got billed for Sir Gawain a day or two ago, so it must be on its way.

huhtikuu 29, 2019, 10:12 pm

>60 treereader: Let us know when it shows. CS said it wasn't in the computer as of yet.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 29, 2019, 10:25 pm

>61 Wootle: >60 treereader: My order tracking has updated to "We expect to ship your order by Tuesday, April 30, 2019" and they are usually spot on.

huhtikuu 30, 2019, 9:27 pm

I got a FedEx notice that mine is to be delivered on May 6th

toukokuu 1, 2019, 7:23 am

>61 Wootle:

Not surprising: EP's customer service is a completely different entity from the bindery, which is where the newest of books always seem to ship. One might expect the bindery to let EP management know that a title is ready for shipment but even if EP management is in the same building as EP customer service, I'm willing to bet that the two don't interact much.

>62 Love2Read.:, >63 Roccosem:

toukokuu 1, 2019, 9:19 am

>64 treereader: I agree, a big disconnect in the departments of this company.

toukokuu 8, 2019, 1:48 pm

So for the posthumously published 12 volume "History of Middle-earth" (as compiled by his son, Christopher) am I correct that Easton Press has now released most of these books? Now that they have just released "Morgoth's Ring" and "The War of the Jewels", am I correct in my count of 8 of the 12 released, or are some of the titles some

History of Middle-earth:
1. The Book of Lost Tales , Part I (1983) YES
2. The Book of Lost Tales, Part II (1984) YES
3. The Lays of Beleriand (1985) YES
4. The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986) NO? - Is this the same as the "Making of Middle-earth"?
5. The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987) NO
6. The Return of the Shadow (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 1) (1988) YES
7. The Treason of Isengard (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 2) (1989) YES
8. The War of the Ring (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 3) (1990) YES
9. Sauron Defeated (includes The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 4) (1992) NO? - Or is this the "End of the Third Age"?
10. Morgoth's Ring (The Later Silmarillion Volume 1) (1993) YES
11. The War of the Jewels (The Later Silmarillion Volume 2) (1994) YES
12. The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996) NO

I still have a few of these as gaps and I am hoping that EP re-releases some of the titles again.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 8, 2019, 3:33 pm

>66 hamletscamaro:
4. Making of Middle-Earth is not The Shaping of Middle-Earth.
9. End of the Third Age is included in Sauron Defeated but does not publish the entire book.

So 3.5 to go.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 2019, 4:49 am

>67 Wootle:, thanks. When I started collecting Tolkien's works, I never dreamed he wrote so much.

toukokuu 9, 2019, 7:39 pm

>68 hamletscamaro: I'm hoping more is uncovered in time, but I doubt it. Surely everything has been found after all these years.

toukokuu 9, 2019, 7:40 pm

Has anyone received Sir Gawain yet? Mine hasn't even been scheduled.

toukokuu 9, 2019, 8:57 pm

>70 Wootle: Yes mine was shipped April 30th and received it yesterday.

toukokuu 9, 2019, 9:53 pm

Had mine for a bit now

toukokuu 28, 2019, 10:41 pm

>67 Wootle:, So with the publishing of The Shaping of Middle Earth #3547, I am assuming we are down to 2.5 books of the History of Middle Earth that have still not been released by Easton Press. Although, the four volume history set (2417) is the only printing I was not able to purchase before selling out, so I am hoping they reprint these. Is this now current?

History of Middle-earth titles published by EP:
1. The Book of Lost Tales , Part I (1983) YES 1190
2. The Book of Lost Tales, Part II (1984) YES 1190
3. The Lays of Beleriand (1985) YES 3379
4. The Shaping of Middle-earth (1986) YES 3547
5. The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987) NO
6. The Return of the Shadow YES 2417 (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 1)
7. The Treason of Isengard YES 2417 (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 2)
8. The War of the Ring YES 2417 (The History of The Lord of the Rings Volume 3)
9. Sauron Defeated Partial 2417 (The History of The Lord of the Rings Vol 4)
10. Morgoth's Ring (The Later Silmarillion Volume 1) YES 3546
11. The War of the Jewels (The Later Silmarillion Vol 2) YES 3546
12. The Peoples of Middle-earth (1996) NO


toukokuu 28, 2019, 11:36 pm

>73 hamletscamaro: Looks correct to me. It appears they are trying to complete all 12, so perhaps the next announcement will be 5 and 12. I hope they'll wait a few months however, to many to fast for me.

toukokuu 29, 2019, 7:20 am

>73 hamletscamaro:

How do 10 and 11 relate to the Silmarillion?

toukokuu 29, 2019, 1:06 pm

>74 Wootle:, I agree with you. They are putting them all out fairly quickly and I need to pay off the other books I have. However, Tolkien always seems to sell quickly, so I am never sure how large the print runs are for these books. My Tolkien shelves are also over stacked, so I am going to have to reconfigure my library slightly if I get all these books.

>75 treereader:, I'm not sure. I have not read these two books yet. However, I look forward to it when I get through some of my other reading priorities (which changes constantly anyway, so who knows!)

toukokuu 31, 2019, 7:25 pm

Added a few photos to Sir Gawain, no illustrations unfortunately.

toukokuu 31, 2019, 7:47 pm

Added photos of The Fall of Gondolin, illustrated by Alan Lee.

toukokuu 31, 2019, 8:11 pm

>77 Wootle:
Well that is a rip off! Not like there was any price discount

toukokuu 31, 2019, 8:26 pm

Photos added for the set of Lost Tales and Unfinished Tales.

toukokuu 31, 2019, 8:28 pm

>79 UK_History_Fan: At least it was only $99 and not $111. Although I would rather send Alan Lee $12 to get his illustrations than to go without.

toukokuu 31, 2019, 8:47 pm

Photos of the Atlas of Middle-Earth added.

kesäkuu 19, 2019, 6:44 pm

Just received my copy of Morgoth's Ring and The War of the Jewels, so these are now shipping. I've been billed for The Shaping of Middle-Earth but haven't received it yet.

kesäkuu 19, 2019, 7:06 pm

>83 hamletscamaro: Thoughts on quality and contents?

kesäkuu 20, 2019, 10:02 am

>84 thisGuy33:, my initial thoughts are these are right in line with keeping to the standards and quality of Easton's other Tolkien releases. They do have the "newer" leather, without any grain pattern, done in a similar green color as their other books (although I haven't compared them side by side yet). They also include a similar Tolkien title page with the Tolkien sigil and the runes at the top and bottom of the two pages. Since these are compiled by Christopher Tolkien, they also include a lot of his introductions and comments gathering his father's manuscripts and notes.

The War of the Jewels, 470 pages and includes four parts with subcategories:
- Part One - The Grey Annals
- Part Two - The Later Quenta Silmarillion
- Part Three - The Wanderings of Hurin and other writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion
- Part Four - Quendi and Eldar
There are no pictures or illustrations, but on initial searching I found two of Tolkien's hand drawn maps, and a few hand drawn genealogical trees.

Morgoth's Ring: 471 pages, and includes five parts with various sub categories:
- Part One - Ainulindale
- Part Two - The Annals of Aman
- Part Three - The Later Quenta Silmarillion (with First and Second Phase breakdowns including several sections from everything from the Valar to the Elves, etc.)
- Part Four - Athrabeth Finrod Ah Andreth
- Part Five - Myths Transformed
This did have one color photo of Tolkien's original Black and Red hand written manuscript for "The Tale of the Years". However, besides some very short hierarchies, there were no other maps or illustrations in this book.

So overall, they will compliment prior releases well.

kesäkuu 20, 2019, 2:06 pm

>85 hamletscamaro: thank you for that input. I have more then several of the EP Tolkien releases. And I really like them ... however I am not a foamer when it comes to LOTR ... I thoroughly enjoy it but don't get in too deep.

So I keep being on the edge of buying all these titles ... especially when there seems to be no "extras" ... illustrations and such. I appreciate the leather binding and EP touches. And I think I want to grab this title ... at least more so then "THE SHAPING OF MIDDLE-EARTH".

Thanks again for your thoughts!

kesäkuu 20, 2019, 2:12 pm

Photos have been added to the album for Morgoth's Ring and The War of the Jewels.

kesäkuu 20, 2019, 2:14 pm

Really don't like that EP strayed away from the "proper size" of the older books in the Histories series.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 20, 2019, 3:13 pm

>88 Wootle:

Perhaps EP simply reprinted Houghton Mifflin Harcourt editions in leather without scaling the text, which would be an added expense and lower their profit margins.

Tolkien-mania is alive and well. No doubt this edition will sell out pretty quickly regardless of whether the size matches the rest and distorts shelf flow ;P. So will the next Tolkien volume. It is why we are seeing more of them. Tolkien's books are a reliable money-maker (whether folks actually read his more obscure works or not). Sometime next year a leather edition of Tolkien's World: A Coloring Book :).

*These newest Tolkien selections are advertised only as "Bound in the USA" unlike the 5-volume set. Are they "overseas-printed" like The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft that conveniently omits country of print on the copyright page mentioning only "Bound in the United States of America"?

kesäkuu 20, 2019, 9:17 pm

Both state "Printed and Bound in the United States of America".

I've seen that coloring book, it isn't half bad, maybe it is time for the first EP color your own pages book.

The two newest are the same size as the first edition Houghton Mifflins. Looking at the size posted for the next one "The Shaping of Middle-Earth", it appears it will be back to the original size. That would look really odd having a taller one in the middle of the series.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 20, 2019, 11:34 pm

The size laziness would explain how Easton managed to pump these two volumes out so quickly, with all the other Tolkien releases. It's probably less work to keep the print in its original form and just stick a leather casing on than trying to get it to fit to an existing theme.

kesäkuu 23, 2019, 1:38 pm

Photos added of the four volume history set. I also included photos from the fourth book (Sauron Defeated) from HM showing the contents differences.

kesäkuu 23, 2019, 4:31 pm

>92 Wootle:, Thanks, Wootle. An otherwise slow weekend? :)

We appreciate the photos. Since I missed the four volume history set, I'm hoping this is one that Easton will reprint. They still seem to sell out relatively quickly; which is why I now always try to order any Tolkien titles within the first three months of release.

elokuu 1, 2019, 12:02 pm

3454 - The Art of The Lord of the Rings has been removed from the site.

Muokkaaja: elokuu 1, 2019, 11:50 pm

>94 Wootle:, given the rate of sales on some of these titles, this book actually hung around for longer than I would have thought.

elokuu 2, 2019, 10:08 am

>95 hamletscamaro: It did last a while. I kept putting it off in order to get all the other Tolkiens and waited a bit to long. So I missed out. I still need to get the last two History titles. To many to fast.

elokuu 19, 2019, 2:16 pm

Wootle, I see you have updated the list to include "Peoples of Middle Earth". Has EP announced this this will ship? Anyone know? I haven't put in my order for this yet, but I probably will shortly.

elokuu 20, 2019, 11:04 am

>97 hamletscamaro: I don't know the ship date, but then I haven't ordered the two before it just yet. I have to pay off a few other things first.

elokuu 20, 2019, 1:07 pm

Don't remember exact date but mine will ship in a day or two, so they are shipping it as an order comes in.

elokuu 26, 2019, 11:28 am

I received mine 2 days ago, so they are already shipping.

marraskuu 20, 2019, 11:01 am

Hi I am not sure if
Easton Press The Complete Guide To Middle Earth (Tolkien) RARE By Robert Foster qualifies or not but I do include this book in my collection.
Also, I read something awhile back that the first issue of the Tolkien classics EP put out included the larger version of the Hobbit. Later editions evened it out to the same size. Hopefully that helps.
I am happy to say I have now completed the entire 37 vol collection.
I think the only book I do not have yet is Mr. Bliss. I am not sure if EP will ever release that one.

P.S. Thank you very much for the list you posted very cool and helpful.

Regards Tony

marraskuu 20, 2019, 11:10 am

Tony, welcome to the forum.

The Complete Guide to Middle Earth is on the above list, item number 1211, but has no photos in the album. If you would like to contribute some, please do.

The over-sized Hobbit I believe is item number 0014, I haven't added it to the list because I am not 100% sure as of yet. That would make it the first appearance of the title by EP. Later releases as you said, have been trimmed down to it's current uniform size.

Congratulations on completing this collection. An all encompassing photo would be nice to add to the thread if you are able to send one to me, I'll add it to the top of post 1.

marraskuu 21, 2019, 12:02 pm

Yes I see 1211 now thank you. I will get a photo of my copy and send to you this weekend. Also, I will work on photos for collection. Probably cannot be done in just one.

tammikuu 17, 2020, 11:53 am

Bump for Christopher Tolkien, R.I.P.

tammikuu 21, 2020, 3:43 pm

Hobbit vs Hobbit, a comparison between the older larger version and today's smaller profile edition. Many photos in the album, just click the pic to go there. The larger version is always on the left.

Oversized Edition: 7" x 9.25" x 1.25" (17.5 cm x 23.5 cm) 317 pages.

Current Edition: 5.75" x 8.75" x 1.15" (14.5 cm x 22.5 cm) 317 pages.

The main differences are the color illustrations. The newer edition crops off the sides, and are washed out. The green toned illustrations are lighter as well.

I'm happy to have the older version in nice condition for the same price as the currently available edition.

tammikuu 21, 2020, 8:38 pm

>105 Wootle: I had no idea the older and newer version of this book were different in size.
I don't own any of the EP Tolkien books yet and need to start buying some now.

tammikuu 21, 2020, 9:26 pm

>106 Tolkienfan: You better start with Sir Gawain this week, or you'll be waiting a few years to pick it up again.

tammikuu 22, 2020, 10:18 am

>107 Wootle: Your right! The Tolkien titles on EP seem to sell out fast. I wish that I would have concentrated on buying the EP Tolkien titles years ago instead of buying the Harper Collins slip cased editions!

tammikuu 22, 2020, 3:15 pm

>108 Tolkienfan: Those slip cased editions are very nice, I have looked at them many times. I just prefer the leather I suppose.

tammikuu 22, 2020, 5:31 pm

>109 Wootle: They are very nice and I do like them, but I also prefer leather-bound as well.

maaliskuu 27, 2020, 6:17 pm

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight sold out.

maaliskuu 28, 2020, 3:34 pm

>111 Wootle:

Thanks for the heads up, guess it’s finally time to order the other two Tolkien books from their site that I still need.

huhtikuu 7, 2020, 7:03 pm

Added photos to the Peoples of Middle-Earth, and changed the photo at the top of post 1 to the 12 volume History set.

syyskuu 4, 2020, 2:58 pm

Added a few photos of 1211 The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth.

elokuu 19, 2021, 12:15 pm

Added a lot of photos to 2308 Tales From the Perilous Realm.

elokuu 22, 2021, 1:49 pm

Any idea when The Fall of Gondolin will be reprinted?

elokuu 22, 2021, 3:03 pm

>116 AsukaRei: just bought children of hurin and beren and Luthian, and looking for some gondolin reprint as well. My first EP purchase, and I am pleased, will likely add the remaining tolkien.

lokakuu 6, 2021, 2:45 pm

Thought I would let others know that Letters from Father Christmas is now available for order on the EP site for $123. I didn’t see it under their “what’s new” category but did find it under the Tolkien Selections.

marraskuu 6, 2021, 7:47 pm

Been working on my Tolkien Easton Press collection for awhile now. Proud to say I own 25 of them. What are the chances we’ll get the Atlas of Middle Earth, book of lost tales, the art of LOTR, and the Fall of Gondolin reprinted in 2022?

marraskuu 7, 2021, 1:26 am

>119 Ian89:

They just reprinted Book of Lost Tales within the last year or two, so that one's very unlikely. I thought Atlas of Middle Earth was also reprinted in that time frame but I could be mistaken (since there are several atlases and I don't pay enough attention to be able to distinguish them from each other). The "Art of..." - was that the group of movie-based books? Those would be very unlikely to see again, at least, not if/until Peter Jackson runs out of money some day. Fall of Gondolin seems like it has a reasonable reprint possibility.

marraskuu 7, 2021, 4:34 pm

1/3 ain’t bad lol. I figured it was wishful thinking on Lost tales

maaliskuu 16, 2022, 4:33 pm

A few things are back at Easton Press
1. J.R.R. Tolkien Biography
2. Letters from Father Xmas is available
3. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
4. the Fall of Arthur
5. The art of LOTR

Hopefully more to come soon.

maaliskuu 20, 2022, 8:28 pm

The Lost tales are back. Unfortunately, unfinished tales isn’t included

huhtikuu 8, 2022, 3:31 pm

Unfinished Tales is now available, it’s sold separate from lost tales and it’s $135. Kind of shady but it is what it is

toukokuu 11, 2022, 10:11 pm

Fall of Gondolin is back

kesäkuu 12, 2022, 4:56 pm

New 📕 An Encyclopedia of Tolkien is in, also Beowulf is back

elokuu 3, 2022, 7:04 pm

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo is back in stock. Now if they could just reprint the Atlas of Middle Earth and the making of middle Earth my collection will be complete

elokuu 11, 2022, 10:46 am

>127 Ian89: I also need the making, fingers crossed

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