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Re: Greatest fantasy books
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I haven't read a lot of adult fantasy (except Tolkien of course), but I've read a bit more children's fantasy. Also, to keep room for other authors, I've given Tolkien just one spot, otherwise I think it would all have been Tolkien (at least in the adult list).

Adult:
1) JRR Tolkien (LotR, Sil, CoH, The Hobbit, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major)
2) Dracula - Bram Stoker
3) The Color of Magic - Pratchett (only one I've read from the Discworld series but there are more to follow, definitely!)
4) The (Poetic) Edda (at least the tales I've read up till now)

(Those are the fantasy novels I can remember having read)

Children's:
1) Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
2) JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit (I like it more as an adult novel), Farmer Giles of Ham, Roverandom)
3) The Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
4) A Dutch series called De Griezelbus (The Bus of Horror)
5) King Arthur and His Knights - Anthony Mockler (has references to Tolkien's writings: a nazgûl appears, Merlin says his name was once 'Gandalf' (well, it comes down to this), the Lady of the Lake is in fact Galadriel,... Not great literature, but quite fun to read.

Posted on: 2010/8/28 14:02
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Re: More bookshelves
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Thank you! Fascinating to see you found all those books (well, most of them) with their dust jackets

And what have the following books to do with Tolkien?

- An Anglo-American Literary Review (What volume is it?)
- The Digressions of Beowulf
- The Isle of Gramarye
- The Saga of Hrolf Kraki (I only found out that Mills was a student of Tolkien's)

Posted on: 2010/8/26 12:31
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Re: More bookshelves
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Good stuff indeed!

There are some books there, in the upper shelf, I don't recoqnize. Could you enlighten me with the titles of the books (as some are (very) hard to read) ?

Posted on: 2010/8/26 10:54
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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Remy: I think the Rebound Roverandom was limited to 25 copies.


Oh, yes, I knew it was a small number, but I was too lazy to check it and I went for 10 copies...

Posted on: 2010/8/25 1:05
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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Andrew (bruffyboy) sure puts a lot of action in this forum!

My ten most wanted books are (sorry, to choose three is impossible for me):

(randomly numbered)

1. The first impressions of The Lord of the Rings
2. Songs for the Philologists (although I know it's quite impossible)
3. The Reeve's Tale (1939) (anyone has got this one?)
4. 1982 Super Deluxe The Silmarillion
5. Lord of the Rings (single volume, signed by Alan Lee, ltd to 250)
6. The Tale of Gondolin (matching with the next, like seen on Pieter's (Collier) collector's profile on Tolkienlibrary.com (image)
7. The Ruins of Osgiliath (image)
8. The Hobbit 60th anniversary Deluxe, signed by Alan Lee, ltd to 600 copies (I simply love the colours)
9. Sir Orfeo (1944)
10. The Hobbit, first impression
10bis. (sorry) Roverandom, bound by Thornton's (the green one, ltd to 10)

And if numbers 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 would be signed, I wouldn't mind

...and many others, but those are the ones that pop up in my mind straight away.

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Posted on: 2010/8/24 13:19
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