Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series - Part 1

Although I do not have the full collection of this series, I did collect many of them as they were released. Some that were published in the series I didn't bother buying as I already had the books in other editions, and besides, who knew at that particular time that they would be so collectible these days.

In terms of eye candy for bibliophiles they all had beautiful covers by various artists but are mostly recognisable from the cover art of Gervasio Gallardo.

There are many sites on the web dedicated to this series of books most notably the Haunted Bibliophile site and also this site: http://phantasma.onza.net/biblio/lists/baf.html

So how to present them on this blog? I will do it by author.

Firstly four books by Lord Dunsany

dunsany_elfland dunsany_charwoman
dunsany_edge_of_the_world dunsany_over_the_hills

William Morris...

morris_well1 morris_well2

morris_flood morris_water morris_wood

Hannes Bok...

bok_golden stair bok_sorceror

Peter S. Beagle

beagle_unicorn beagle_place

More coming soon.

2 comments:

Michael Phillips said...

These are gorgeous. I'm kind of in the middle of reading The Last Unicorn, it's so sad and beautiful. It's the kind of book you almost don't want to finish, because then it's over.

Anne S said...

By some strange coincidence I am reading The Last Unicorn at the moment as well. I realised, putting the cover images up of this fantasy series, that I haven't read any of them for 30 years or more. I have started with with one as I can't remember a thing about it.

Hence my terseness about their content.