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Fellowship: Question #10 - Favorite Foreign edition cover?

Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 19:21:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

As mentioned previously that this was coming... what's your favorite foreign edition cover for a Tolkien book?
Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 19:23:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Personally, having a hard time picking again. I really do like Tove Jansson's cover shown here:




If you are not familiar with foreign editions, most Hobbit covers appear at Henk's website http://hobbithunter.nl/ or here in the Guide section. Browse around!
Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 19:33:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
From a UK perspective, my favourite foreign edition cover is this one


Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 19:48:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
From a UK perspective, my favourite foreign edition cover is this one

LOL, fair enough. We should give that lion a name. 馃槈
Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 21:36:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There are so so many great ones. I really like this Czech cover.

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Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 21:45:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I suppose I could choose any number of copies that just have alternative covers to UK editions e.g. most modern non-UK copies of The Silmarillion have a different Ted Nasmith cover which sometimes works better. But I do like more design orientated covers like the two H's below; one Czech, one Swedish.

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Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 22:12:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This German edition is my favourite Hobbit cover.

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Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 23:40:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I almost chose that German cover... I love those colours.
Nov 17, 2018
2018/11/17 23:47:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I saw it at the Greisinger museum and knew it was the one.
Nov 18, 2018
2018/11/18 11:17:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urul枚k茅 wrote:
LOL, fair enough. We should give that lion a name. 馃槈

Anything except Aslan
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