What I wanted to know is: is the text different, expanded? If anyone has that volume and is inclined to answer, I'd appreciate it.
This fall, Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien's official U.S. publisher for more than sixty-five years, will publish a lavish new one-volume collector's edition. This volume is the finest we've ever produced and features a text fully corrected by the foremost Tolkien scholars in the world, under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien, to meet the author's exacting wishes. It also includes two large-format fold-out maps, Tolkien's hand-colored leaves of the Book of Mazarbul, and exceptionally elegant packaging.
This fall, Houghton Mifflin, Tolkien's official U.S. publisher for over sixty-five years, will publish a lavish new one-volume collector's edition. "We're enormously proud to present by far the finest edition we've ever produced," says Clay Harper, Tolkien Projects Director for Houghton Mifflin. "Under the direction of literary executor Christopher Tolkien, the most knowledgeable Tolkien scholars in the world have reviewed the entire textual history of this massive novel with fresh eyes for this edition. Our design and manufacturing staffs have also pulled out all the stops to create a truly beautiful book that is a joy to read and that will be cherished for years to come." Special features include two large-format fold-out maps, Tolkien's hand-colored leaves of the Book of Mazarbul, and exceptionally elegant packaging.
The Fellowship of the Ring, part one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, ﬁrst reached these shores on October 21, 1954, arriving, as C. S. Lewis proclaimed, “like lightning from a clear sky.” Fifty years and nearly one hundred million American readers later comes a beautiful new one-volume collector’s edition beﬁtting the stature of this crown jewel of our list. With a text fully corrected under the supervision of Christopher Tolkien to meet the author’s exacting wishes, two large-format fold-out maps, a ribbon placemarker, gilded page edges, a color insert depicting Tolkien's own paintings of the Book of Mazarbul and exceptionally elegant and sturdy overall packaging housed within an attractive slipcase, this edition is the ﬁnest we’ve ever produced.
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