Re: [mythsoc] LOTR covers (was Beach Boys)
- David S. Bratman [dbratman@...] wrote:
> OnLater on (mid-80s, I believe), they were packaged slightly diff'tly. The set I
> each book, the author and title are on white in the upper panel, with the
> art below.
have with the artwork is a boxed set. Each volume has a diff't background
color: FOTR is a light blue, TT is a green, and ROTK is a light red. I believe
H was a yellow, but my copy from the set wandered, so I have that ugly Darrel
Sweet (sp?) cover now. Each cover is as David described, except the Tolkien
art does not span the width of the cover: it is instead 'framed' by about a
quarter inch all around of the background color.
BTW, who is the little character on TT supposed to be? Anyone in particular?
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- David Bratman wrote:
>H has a great treescape with the barrels floating down the river towardsThe TT picture was originally, for "The Silmarillion", _Beleg Finds Gwindor
>Laketown; FR has a pastoral scene of Hobbiton and the Hill; TT has a thick
>forest (originally intended as the Forest of Neldoreth, I recall, but
>relabeled Fangorn by Tolkien at one point),
in Taur-nu-Fuin_. Tolkien retitled this _Fangorn Forest_ when it appeared
in the 1974 Allen & Unwin _Tolkien Calendar_ -- hoping, evidently, that the
elves Beleg and Gwindor would be mistaken for hobbits Merry and Pippin. Of
course he had earlier made a black and white version of this, without
figures, as _Mirkwood_ in early printings of _The Hobbit_.
>and RK has the lower levels ofYes, they're in _Artist & Illustrator_. Christina and I made sure to
>Barad-dur with Mount Doom in the distance. These are all also in _Pictures
>by J.R.R. Tolkien_, and I think they're also in _Artist & Illustrator_
>though I don't have time right now to check.
include all of Tolkien's best work.
- Nah, all the pictures of the kids and grandkids are crowded at the front of the shelves. Plus a few unicorns, three shelves in the living room hold video tapes in drawers, some extra books (yep, double stacked)... And on top of the bookcases, my Star Wars and Babylon 5 12" collectable dolls (still in their cases to protect them)! And more books...
> P.S. Sometimes you can hang things over the _front_ of bookshelves, _if_ you have a few shelves of books you don't need to access often.