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PotbellyHairyfoot
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Post Which version of the Silmarillion will you be reading.?
on: March 02, 2016 02:36
Although I have an original edition, with the map attached to the back cover, that I purchased when it first came out I've decide to use the Ted Naismith illustrated edition.

[Edited on 03/03/2016 by PotbellyHairyfoot]
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on: March 03, 2016 04:57
I will be using the March 2009 e-book edition, as well as the 2007 deluxe slip case edition published by Harper Collins.
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on: March 03, 2016 05:37
Though my Unwin Paperback 1986 reprint of the 1977 first edition is holding together much better than its LoTR siblings, it's probably a better idea to read the 1999 second edition - apparently a "hardcover paperback" (it is a hardcover, but the copyright page states "This paperback edition 1999" - go figure).
A boxed edition, including "The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand and the Lands to the North" by Brian Sibley and John Howe, a postcard of Taniquetil, a foldout of sixteen heraldic devices, and a CD with CRT reading "Of Beren and Lúthien". I had ordered it together with my hardcover editions of TH and LoTR, due to the variably worn-out condition of my paperbacks, but I remember being surprised at all the additional stuff in the box together with the book ("Oh, so this is what I ordered? Odd ..." )

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on: March 03, 2016 09:03
I have a paperback, second edition, first copyright 1977, second copyright 1981. It says it is edited by Christopher Tolkien. There is a map on the back page.

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on: March 04, 2016 03:18
I have the DelRey paperback, copyright 1977, with maps and genealogies in the back.
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