This is a review of the new (Oct.2020) illustrated edition, rather than of the contents which others have covered.
Overall, it's a lovely edition: it's quite big and heavy, with great paper quality and really clear print. The binding appears to be stitched (i'm reluctant to push the pages flat to check!), and there are two lovely colour maps inside the front and the back covers: at the front is Beleriand, and at the back is Middle Earth after the cataclysm (Arnor, Gondor, Rhovanion etc). The Beleriand map is (I think) the same as the one in my Nasmith-illustrated Silmarillion, and the other one is in the same style. The front jacket is by Alan Lee, and has the same colour scheme as those he did for the Great Tales (Children of Hurin etc), so it will look nice on a shelf next to those hardbacks. John Howe has provided a horseback Nazgul picture for the rear jacket. One other thing of note is that the headings, and the header of each page, has a slight blue/purple colour, which looks very nice IMO.
The only bad point for me, and one which is quite disappointing, is the quality of the colour illustrations. They're on matt paper plates, rather than the glossy ones from the Great Tales books, and i think this has reduced their impact a bit: the contrast, resolution and colour clarity seems a bit lacklustre in comparison. I haven't seen any of the paintings before save one: Nasmith's "The Blue Wizards Journey East". There are also some smaller pencil-sketches throughout the book, though not as many of those.
Overall, it's a lovely edition to hold and read - I just wish the plates had been on heavier, glossier paper.
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Unfinished Tales (Deluxe Slipcase Edition) (Engelska) Inbunden – 25 November 2013
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- Utgivare : HarperCollins Publishers; De luxe ed utgåvan (25 November 2013)
- Språk : Engelska
- Inbunden : 470 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 0007542925
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What a fantastic book!Granskad i Storbritannien den 2 oktober 2020
It arrived yesterday and I haven't put it down. The 18 new illustrations from Ted Nasmith, John Howe and Alan Lee are amazing and the finish on the book is to an exceptional standard. The publishers have outdone themselves. There is a seperate map of Beleriand as well as a new illustration. This is a must buy for Tolkien fans.
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Dr. Michael L. Godwin
For those in love with Middle Earth an essential readGranskad i Storbritannien den 28 april 2019
A lot of interesting incomplete manuscripts that fill out the world of Middle-earth. Essential for any fan of Tolkien's work
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a find edition of a good book for JRRT fansGranskad i Storbritannien den 10 januari 2021
This is a great edition of Unfinished Tales in which the illustrations really add to the words. It's is very well made. Unfinished Tails is a collection of writings by JRR Tolkien for fans who want to know more about Middle Earth and the deep history behind more well known works such as Lord of the Rings.
More care needed when packaging books!!Granskad i Storbritannien den 5 januari 2021
The book itself is great and a must have for Tolkien fans. Despite it being a brand new copy in the external jacket is damaged at many points which is unacceptable.
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