PART 4 : 'De Twee Torens' from 1997 - 2005 (29.07.05 by Johan Vanhecke) - Comments

Next follows the second part of the overview of the three-volume editions. This part covers all the prints of Part II [Ab], The Two Towers translated into Dutch.

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.

[Ab] The Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers.

[A11b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens.

[A11b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. [Utrecht:]   Het Spectrum, 1997. 21.0 x 13.0, 408 pp. 44th, completely revised printing. ISBN 90-274-6400-6. The map of Middle-earth, redrawn by Cees Kelfkens is printed in black across the pages [2-3] and the map of A part of the Shire is on p. [8].

The upper cover has Tolkien's illustration of Helm's Deep & the Hornburg and a detail from the bottom section of the colour sketch of Moria Gate. Tolkien's name and the title of the book are printed in gold, a blurb in black (see image, click for enlargement).
On the spine is again the detail from Moria Gate, the title and Tolkien's name in gold, and the Spectrum device in black.
The lower cover has a reduced Helm's Deep & the Hornburg, and the blurb, title, Tolkien's name and the publisher data in black, and the Tolkien monogram in red-brown. Reprinted in 2000.

[A14b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens.

[A14b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. [Utrecht:]   Het Spectrum, [November] 2001. 21.0 x 13.0, 408 pp. 46th printing. ISBN 90-274-7577-4.

The cover is grey with thick black tengwar in the background. The small illustration on the medaillon in the middle is by Erik Kriek and shows Gollum (see image, click for enlargement).

Same printing matter as A11b.

Reprinted twice in 2001 (47th and 48th printing).

[A14bM] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens.

[A14bM] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens Reprinted in 2002 for Uitgeverij M with a new ISBN90-225-3194-5 (49th, 51st, 52nd and 57th printing)

[A15b] Filmedition FotR - The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens.

[A15b] Filmedition FotR - The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, [March] 2002. 21.5 x 14.0, 408 pp. 50th printing. ISBN 90- 225 3168-6. Has a folded cover with the map of Middle-earth (23.5 x 21.5) on the inside. The cover shows the nine walkers from the film The fellowship of the Ring against a blue background. 'J.R.R. Tolkien' and 'De Twee Torens' are printed in white, while the overall English title is the New Line Cinema title (see image, click for enlargement).

Same printing matter as A11b. Reprinted twice in 2002 (53rd and 54th printing)

[A18b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens.

[A18b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2002. 408 pp. 22.0 x 14.5. Cover by John Howe. 55th printing, hardback. ISBN 90- 225- 3397-2. Bound in black textured paper over boards, with red/yellow headbands and gilt lettering on the spine: "rule / J.R.R. / TOLKIEN / rule / IN / DE BAN / VAN DE / RING / EERSTE BOEK / rule / DE / TWEE TORENS / [M-Logo]". On the dustjacket is John Howe's The dark tower , with Tolkien name and the title in white letters against a red panel on top (see image, click for enlargement).

Same printing matter as A11b. Reprinted in 2002 (as 60th printing)

[A19b] Filmedition TTT - The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens.

[A19b] Filmedition TTT - The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens The Lord of the Rings 2. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, 2002. 408 pp., 21.5 x 14.0, (filmeditie TTT) 56th printing. ISBN 90-225-3376-X. Has a folded cover with the map of Middle-earth (23.5 x 21.5) on the inside. The cover shows Helm's Deep from the film The Two Towers printed in green tones. 'J.R.R. Tolkien' and 'De Twee Torens' are printed in white, while the overall English title is the New Line Cinema title (see image, click for enlargement). Reprinted in 2002 (59th and 61st printing).

[A21b] Filmedition RotK. - The Lord of the Rings. Tweede Boek. De twee torens.

[A21b] Filmedition RotK. - The Lord of the Rings. Tweede Boek. De twee torens The Lord of the Rings. Tweede Boek. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, [October] 2003. 408 pp., 21.5 x 14.0, 62th printing. ISBN 90 225 3751 X. Has a folded cover with the map of Middle-earth (23.5 x 21.5) on the inside. The cover shows Arwen in Rivendell from the film The return of the King. 'J.R.R. Tolkien' and 'De Twee Torens' are printed in white, while the overall English title is the New Line Cinema title (see image, click for enlargement). The map of A part of the Shire is on p. [6].

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[A22b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens.

[A22b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, [October] 2003. 408 pp., 22.0 x 14.5. Cover by Alan Lee. 63rd printing, hardback. ISBN 90- 225-3754-4. Bound in red textured paper over boards, with red/green headbands. On the spine in gilt: J.R.R. / TOLKIEN / IN / DE BAN / VAN DE / RING / TWEEDE BOEK / [rule] / DE / TWEE TORENS / [M-logo]. ]".

On the dustjacket is Alan Lee's Orthanc against a purple background, with Tolkien name and the title in white letters against a red panel on top (see image, click for enlargement). The map of Middle-earth, redrawn by Cees Kelfkens is printed in black on the endpapers. The map of A part of the Shire is on p. [6].

Same printing matter as A21b.

[A23b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens.

[A23b] In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens In de Ban van de Ring. Tweede Boek. De twee torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij M, [oktober] 2004. 410 pp. 22.0 x 14.5. 64th printing, hardback. ISBN 90-225-3954-7. Bound in paper over boards, with yellow headband. No dustjacket issued. Cover in green with golden shiny lettering. The upper cover has Tolkien's name, a blue shining round stone, probably a palantir, and the title (see image, click for enlargement).

On the spine are the same things. The lower cover has a blurb and the palantir. The map of Middle-earth, redrawn by Cees Kelfkens is printed (twice) in red on the endpapers. On the back of the lower endpaper is the family tree of Samwise Gamgee, drawn by Rien van der Kraan. In the middle of the titelpage the rune of Gandalf is printed, like it is below the French title. A map of A part of the Shire is on p. [8]. Special edition for 50 years In de ban van de ring.

[A24b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens.

[A24b] In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens In de Ban van de Ring 2. De Twee Torens. Translated by Max Schuchart. Amsterdam/ Utrecht: Zwarte Beertjes, 2005. 410 pp. 17.5 x 11.4. 65th printing, hardback. ISBN 90-461-2084-8. Pocket edition in the Zwarte Beertjes series as nr. 3345. Cover (apart from the editor's logo) and printing matter identical to A23b (see image, click for enlargement).

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