|The Lord of the Rings
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Yet another edition of the one-volume edition, but with lettering ressembling the film logo and a good reproduction of Gandalf, thanks to a colour transparency rediscovered in the HarperCollins archives.
Compared with "Gandalf the Green" of the previous edition, this cover is far superior.
I'm actually a total pushover where foreign editions of my covers are concerned... I just love seeing the same picture printed in a dozen different languages. Needless to say, this has a definite influence on cupboard space, and my clothes are slowly retreating before the ever- increasing volume of books I can't read.
Gandalf the Grey