PART 2 : One-volume editions 'In de Ban van de Ring' from 1997 - 2005 (29.07.05 by Johan Vanhecke) - Comments

In 1997 a revision of the translation was issued, as both publisher and translator thought that the Dutch text had to be updated and refreshed for a new generation of readers. From that moment on the one-volume edition got their own edition numbering, while the three-volume editions followed the old printing numbering.

Here follows an overview of the one-volume editions.


In combination to this article there was made an easy to use identification table for 'In de Ban van de Ring', giving a fast overview of every different printing, making the identification of your own 'In de Ban van de Ring' a lot more easier.

[A10] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A10] In de Ban van de Ring In de Ban van de Ring. Translated by Max Schuchart. First printing in revised translation. [Utrecht:]   Het Spectrum, 1997. 1401 + [3] pp., 23.7 x 16.0, hardback. ISBN 90-274-6271-2. Has the map of Middle-earth across pages [2-3] at the beginning, the map of the Shire on p. [38] before "A long expected party", and a redrawn map of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor on p. [898] facing the beginning of "Minas Tirith".
On p. 9-13 is Tolkien's foreword from the 1966 edition, and on p. 15 a note by the translator. The prologue starts on p. 17. The ring-inscription is on p. 75, Moria Gate is on p. 374 and the runes on Balin's Tomb on p. 389. With appendices A till F. The synopsis in part 2 and 3 are omitted.

Bound in paper over boards. The upper cover is in yellow and blue with the map of Middle-earth in the background. In yellow are Tolkien's name, the overall title, the drawing of an eye, the titles of the three-volumes and "Aanhangsels", and the name of the publisher (see image, click for enlargement). The spine is yellow like wise the adjoining boards, to suggest quarter binding. The text on the spine is in dark blue: the author's name, the overall title, the name of the publisher, and on top the Tolkien monogram in yellow against a blue panel. Reprinted in 1997, February 1998 and March 1998

[A12] In de Ban van de Ring.

Then we got two editions that both claim to be the fifth printing.

[A12] In de Ban van de Ring

[A12] In de Ban van de Ring - spine dustjacket [A12] In de Ban van de Ring - spine
In de Ban van de Ring. Translated by Max Schuchart. Fifth printing in revised translation. [Utrecht:]   Het Spectrum, October 1998. 1401 + [3] pp., 21.5 x 13.5, hardback. ISBN 90-274-6622-x. Luxe-edition on india paper, bound in claret cloth over boards, with a claret ribbon marker. On the spine is stamped in white: 'J.R.R. / Tolkien / [Monogram] / In / de / ban / van / de / ring / [Spectrum Logo].

The dustjacket is red, with the author's name in yellow, the overall title in black and book titles in white. The spine of the dustjacket is identical to that of the binding, but with the colors of the upper cover (see images, click for enlargement).

Matter identical to A10.

[A12M] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A12M] In de Ban van de Ring

[A12M] In de Ban van de Ring - spine dust jacket [A12M] In de Ban van de Ring - spine
This edition was reprinted in 2002 by Uitgeverij M as the 9th, 10th and 11th printing.

They have ISBN 90-225-3191-0 and further only differ in the spine on both binding and dustjacket: the title is printed "IN DE BAN / VAN DE RING" running down (see images, click for enlargement).

[A13] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A13] In de Ban van de Ring In de Ban van de Ring. Translated by Max Schuchart. Fifth [=6th] printing in revised translation. [Utrecht:]   Het Spectrum, March 2000. 1401 + [3] pp., 23.7 x 16.0, hardback. ISBN 90-274- 6938-5. Bound in paper over boards, printed to resemble light brown distressed leather, with yellow lettering shadowed in red (see image, click for enlargement).

Matter identical to A10. Was reprinted in 2001 (8th printing)

[A16] In de Ban van de Ring.

The 12th printing from 2002 (ISBN 90-225-3424-3) was specially made for the supermarkets De Bijenkorf

[A17] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A17] In de Ban van de Ring In de Ban van de Ring. Translated by Max Schuchart. 1st printing. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2002. 1401 pp., 23.5 x 16.0, hardback. ISBN 90-225-3204-6. Bound in blue cloth over boards, with white/blue headbands, and a blue ribbon marker. On the spine is in gilt lettering, running down: "J.R.R. TOLKIEN / THE LORD OF THE RINGS", with on top Tolkien's monogram and below the publisher's logo.

The dust-jacket is blue. Dark blue for the spine and a part of the upper and lower cover, the rest looking like blue leather, to suggest quarter binding (see images, click for enlargement).
The upper cover has the author's name in white letters, the overall title in golden letters and a big golden Tolkien monogram.
The lower cover has the same information, with a smaller monogram and with the titles of the three parts and "De Aanhangsels" in white.
The printing matter is identical to A10. 2nd printing: 2002
3rd printing
: 2002
4th printing
: March 2003
5th printing
: October 2003
6th printing: February 2004
7th printing: March 2004

[A20] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A20] In de Ban van de Ring
[A20] In de Ban van de Ring - spine
In de ban van de Ring. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2003. 265 x 200, 1182 + [18] pp. (No ISBN). Bound in brown cloth over boards. On the upper cover is Tolkien's monogram stamped in gold. On the spine stamped in gold: [Monogram + TOLKIEN in a panel] / J.R.R. / TOLKIEN / IN DE BAN / VAN DE RING / Geïllustreerd door / ALAN LEE / [Publisher's monogram]. Has all the redrawn maps by Cees Kelfkens: the map of the Shire on p. [32], the map of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor on p. [1186] Middle-earth on p. [1186], Western Middle-earth on p. [1187], Southern Middle-earth on p. [1188], Western Middle-earth on p. [1189], Eastern Middle-earth on p. [1190]. The ring-inscription is on p. 63, Moria Gate is on p. 314 and the runes on Balin's Tomb on p. 327. With appendices A till F. The synopsis in part 2 and 3 are omitted. The dust-jacket has illustrations by Alan Lee. The upper cover has 'The black gate is closed', on the spine is 'Helm's deep' and the lower cover has 'The drowning of Isengard' (see images, click for enlargement). Part of the boxed set De hobbit & In de ban van de Ring. Illustrated by Alan Lee. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2003. 265 x 200, 294 +1200 p. ISBN 90-225-3620-3. Two hardback editions in one box. The books don't have an ISBN of their own and are stated as 'Eerste druk in deze uitvoering' (First printing in this edition).

[A24] In de Ban van de Ring.

[A24] In de Ban van de Ring - front cover
[A24] In de Ban van de Ring - spine
In de Ban van de Ring. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2004. 21.4 x 14.0, 1248 pp. ISBN 90-225-3964-4. 50th anniversary edition of The Lord of the Rings. First printing in this edition. With John Howe's Gandalf the Grey on the cover (see image, click for enlargement). With Tolkien's foreword from 1966, but without the appendices. Has the map of Middle-earth across pages [2-3], the map of the Shire on p. [40], and a redrawn map of Rohan, Gondor and Mordor on p. [902]. On p. 9-13 is Tolkien's foreword from the 1966 edition, and on p. 15 a note by the translator. The prologue starts on p. 19. The ring-inscription is on p. 77, Moria Gate is on p. 375 and the runes on Balin's Tomb are omitted on p. 391.
Without appendices or synopsis.

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