Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More covers!

I decided I needed to own every Mary Stewart book in hardcover. So I did some shopping on Alibris. :)

William Morrow, 1956 edition

William Morrow, 1963 edition

William Morrow, 1965 edition

The only one I'm missing in hardcover is Thunder on the Right, which seems to go for over $75 for the old William Morrow edition. Anyone know why it's so much more expensive? It's my least favorite book, so I won't be spending that much money on one.

I also had to buy this old mass market copy of This Rough Magic. Because you can never have too many copies of This Rough Magic. :)


Angiegirl said...

I have the William Morrow Madam, Will You Talk? and Airs Above the Ground but I've never seen that paperback of This Rough Magic. Pretty...

MaryK said...

There are several regular "Friends of the Library" sales in my area, and they just about always have MS hardbacks. That's where I got most of mine, and I'm pretty sure I have Thunder on the Right.

I can never resist the old MS paperbacks, even though I have copies of all the books already. :-) Someday I'm going to do some kind of framed art project with them.

Ladytink_534 said...

Jennie: Yeah I loved Moon-Spinners (the book. The movie was only ok)! Her other movie was a made for TV movie called Merlin of the Crystal Cave in 1991. I thought it looked rather interesting.

somebirdsarelikethat said...

Glad there are others who own multiple copies...Moonspinners is the only one I own two of...I think!

donnaw said...

I was very pleased to pick up a copy of the hardbound Airs Above the Ground at a used book sale.

When i was in 6th grade (too many years ago to count) a neighbor lady loaned me a copy of Airs Above the Ground because she knew i owned and love horses. It was the first "grown up" book I ever read and i loved it. I'm looking forward to re-reading it soon.

Judith said...

I love Airs Above the Ground because I love horses...I have seen the Stallions perform twice, what beauties they are. MS did a fine job of describing these gorgeous animals.
This book is very meaningful for me, I named my first child, Vanessa, after the heroine Vanessa March is AATG.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if any of Mary Stewart's novels have been adapted to the secreen or tv? I've heard that "The Ivy Tree" might have been in the late 1980's.
Absolutely love MS novels.

Anonymous said...

I find a lot of my MS hardcovers at thrift stores, and buy them regardless of condition.

I have some extras but it never occurred to me to trade them.

Love the site and blog both.


Lee Tingle said...

I have that same paperback edition of Magic. It is so disheveled I am afraid to travel with it anymore, as it might completely dissolve into pieces! I have a back-up edition, smaller but the cover isn't as pretty. I am so glad to see yours here. I must go online and find another copy of this one ...although I see this blog was written 7 years ago, so I hope there are still some around. Your blog is amazing. I have just discovered it and now have to force myself to sign off or I will still be sitting here at 3 in the morning! Thank you for such lovely and intelligent posts on the supreme MS. They do her justice and then some. (Yes, I have been reading her books since I was a teen. Many years now! I never get tired of re-reading them, countless times by now)