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Pictures of George MacDonald's Books
Posted by: Gavin Callaghan (IP Logged)
Date: 4 May, 2012 05:19PM

Re: Pictures of George MacDonald's Books
Posted by: calonlan (IP Logged)
Date: 6 May, 2012 07:25PM
Gavin Callaghan Wrote:
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Very interesting - those that are available in Paperback (Phantastes, and Lilith - maybe some more) are regrettably very poorly bound and will not withstand more than one read through without falling apart. Would love to see a compendium re-issued in hard-back - probably still expensive but not in the $2000 range

Re: Pictures of George MacDonald's Books
Posted by: Dale Nelson (IP Logged)
Date: 24 July, 2017 09:39PM
I think all of MacDOnald's books are, or were, available from Johannesen. Those are remarkable books -- basically handmade by a family in backwoods California and priced surprisingly low.

Here's how they made the books:


I have a number of these, including (NB!) the 3 "Variorum" volumes of MacDonald's weird-supernatural novel Lilith. When I ordered mine, I requested that one volume would be bound in green cloth, one in red, and one in blue, and they complied. The illustrations in my Johannesen edition of Phantastes are not as crisp as I'd have wished, but they are still a real addition to the pleasure of the book. They are by Arthur Hughes, who was, I think, on the edges at least of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Another nice way to read some MacDOnald is in the three Ballantine Adult Fantasy editions -- Lilith, Phantastes, and (the one I don't have yet) Evenor, all with Gallardo covers.

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