Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Nostalgic Cover Art Post...

...that should have been something else entirely. Oh well, more of that tomorrow :o)

In the meantime, I'm feeling a little nostalgic tonight and thought I'd post the cover art of one of the oldest and best loved fantasy books on my shelves. This is what comes of having all my favourite books next to the computer. Check it out,

I couldn't find the actual cover for my edition of 'The Hobbit' (from 1984) with title on etc but this is what's on the front, drawn and painted by the man himself as well. This takes me back to being ten years old, reading 'The Hobbit' when I should have been doing any number of other things... Time well spent I think :o)

5 comments:

Bryce L. said...

Is it this one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1490436.The_Hobbit

Bibliotropic said...

I think the first time I ever saw a copy of "The Hobbit," that was the cover. The first copy I ever owned had a different cover, but still, seeing that picture makes me feel all young again!

Elfy said...

That is a classic. I still wouldn't part with my old paperback copy complete with a black and white drawing that I think was done by Tolkien himself for that particular edition, although I am concerned if I take it down and read it again it may fall to bits.

Unknown said...

I love 'The Hobbit'. It's one of my favorite books.

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Graeme Flory said...

Bryce - That is the exact cover! (I really need to go on GoodReads more often...)
Thanks! :o)