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nailbombxx
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(08-12-2015, 02:36 AM)
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Could be beautifully illustrated or beautifully written, or both.

Mine would be this magnificent illustrated edition of the complete Lord of the Rings trilogy. Lavishly illustrated by Alan Lee, with about 50 or so full-color plates.




Sorry for potato quality and lighting.
TheBear
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(08-12-2015, 02:37 AM)
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dinotopia 4 life

sixteen-bit
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(08-12-2015, 02:37 AM)
final fantasy artbook tbh
Boba2007
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(08-12-2015, 02:38 AM)
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linkman26
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(08-12-2015, 02:39 AM)
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Hyrule Hystoria

EDIT: Dammit, Bobba!
hunnies28
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(08-12-2015, 02:40 AM)
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Hyrule Hist...
KodaRuss
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(08-12-2015, 02:41 AM)
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I am sure I will get roasted on gaf for this but The Fountainhead.
A Link to the Past
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(08-12-2015, 02:42 AM)
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The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Watercolor Impressions





Rapscallion
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(08-12-2015, 02:42 AM)
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Or more recently


Absurd as it is, it is a good looking book. Surreal almost.
theepicoftyler
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(08-12-2015, 02:43 AM)
I really love the Barnes and Noble Collectible edition of Dune.



Would love to have a mint first edition hardcover though. That version is beautiful too.
MikeDown
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(08-12-2015, 02:47 AM)
MORTALIS
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(08-12-2015, 02:47 AM)
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Tim and Eric's Zone Theory: I bought a ton of copies as recommended. Zone Plane 8 btw.

Jarrod38
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(08-12-2015, 02:50 AM)
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My Dark Souls 2 Future Press book.
Vigilant Walrus
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(08-12-2015, 02:50 AM)
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I wish I was kidding. But I'm not. I found it at work, and I felt it was a sign so I took it home and kept it. And I've had it ever since.
BumRush
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(08-12-2015, 02:52 AM)
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I'm on mobile but I bought a bunch of Robert Sabuda pop up books for my wife / daughter. Check them out (particularly little mermaid and beauty and the beast)
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(08-12-2015, 02:53 AM)
1st edition copy of The Absolute at Large, by
Karel Čapek
Mdk7
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(08-12-2015, 02:53 AM)
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My copy of the Codex Seraphinianus, a fake medieval manuscript describing in detail creatures, animals and cultures that don't even exist.
DJ_Lae
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(08-12-2015, 02:54 AM)
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Can't find a great picture but probably my Calvin & Hobbes collection.



You could kill someone with the set too.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(08-12-2015, 02:54 AM)
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EDIT: OOOOHHHHSHIT! ^^^^^^^^

aparisi2274
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(08-12-2015, 02:56 AM)
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This is probably the nicest book I own in terms of how it is presented:





Sorry for the large pic...
Cap'n Cook
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(08-12-2015, 02:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJ_Lae

Can't find a great picture but probably my Calvin & Hobbes collection.



You could kill someone with the set too.

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

EDIT: OOOOHHHHSHIT! ^^^^^^^^

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ElectricBlanketFire
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(08-12-2015, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Cook

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An extreme coincidence.
DJ_Lae
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(08-12-2015, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

An extreme coincidence.

Of great taste.
injurai
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(08-12-2015, 02:58 AM)
Jarrod38
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(08-12-2015, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by BumRush

I'm on mobile but I bought a bunch of Robert Sabuda pop up books for my wife / daughter. Check them out (particularly little mermaid and beauty and the beast)

Might want to check out this author.
http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Reinha...341086&sr=1-26
HORRORSHØW
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(08-12-2015, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJ_Lae

Can't find a great picture but probably my Calvin & Hobbes collection.



You could kill someone with the set too.

i have this. heavy as shit
FTF
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(08-12-2015, 02:58 AM)
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Fantastic book OP!


Originally Posted by DJ_Lae

Can't find a great picture but probably my Calvin & Hobbes collection.



You could kill someone with the set too.

This is mine too…I love this series and collection so much. I re-read it every few years.

Oh, this may be my second fav:



and third (not my pick but have the book) :

LyleLanley
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(08-12-2015, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by JimmyRickard

dinotopia 4 life

Every other answer is factually incorrect.
Dr. Black Jack
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(08-12-2015, 03:00 AM)
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ArkhamFantasy
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(08-12-2015, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by injurai

Amazing.
George Oscar Bluth II
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(08-12-2015, 03:01 AM)
Fables Deluxe Edition Vol. 1

(Not my image)
iMAGINATION
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(08-12-2015, 03:04 AM)
Verdre
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(08-12-2015, 03:06 AM)
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Comic adaptation of Beagle's The Last Unicorn. Beagle's beautiful prose paired with some lovely art.
Unmasked Ferret
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(08-12-2015, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJ_Lae

Can't find a great picture but probably my Calvin & Hobbes collection.



You could kill someone with the set too.

This is probably mine as well.

Yeah I never try to move it after I almost dropped it on my foot, I would have lost those toes.
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(08-12-2015, 03:07 AM)

Originally Posted by theepicoftyler

I really love the Barnes and Noble Collectible edition of Dune.



Would love to have a mint first edition hardcover though. That version is beautiful too.

Agreed, that is beautiful.
Have you seen the Folio Society release of Dune? I want it so bad.
Quick
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(08-12-2015, 03:17 AM)
The American version of Harry Potter.

Mary GrandPre's artwork for the series is wonderful. I looked forward to seeing the artwork on each chapter for each new book.






And the miscellaneous artwork:




LeadProtagonist
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(08-12-2015, 03:19 AM)
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I have a copy of The Illustrated Dune.

It goes for 20+ dollars used, I got it at my favorite local place for 4 dollars.
params7
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(08-12-2015, 03:19 AM)
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Expected LoTR within first 3 posts. Not disappointed.
injurai
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(08-12-2015, 03:22 AM)

Originally Posted by LeadProtagonist

I have a copy of The Illustrated Dune.

It goes for 20+ dollars used, I got it at my favorite local place for 4 dollars.

I'd love a copy of that.
jond76
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(08-12-2015, 03:22 AM)
When I heard a couple years back that "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" was dropping the old art for some generic looking stuff. I made it my mission to secure copies of the original two books. The art is striking and creepy and memorable.

Brb using imagination cuz no pics.
John Blade
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(08-12-2015, 03:25 AM)
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Not the newest version but the original one. Somehow it was in a second hand shop and got it cheap (2 dollars when I got it). Love the book and history of the location.
water_wendi
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(08-12-2015, 03:28 AM)
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Timelines of History.. not my pic. On the outside its fairly standard but inside is a perfect coffee table book.
DarkFlow
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(08-12-2015, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by JimmyRickard

dinotopia 4 life

Damn, I had this book.
Chickadee
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(08-12-2015, 03:30 AM)
The Wizard of Earthsea trilogy, by Ursula K LeGuin. I love the late 70's early 80s cover art, they are so beautiful to me:







Also, I love the covers (again) for the late 70s early 80s covers of the Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums books by Anne McCraffrey:





I cannot find a good copy of the Dragondrums cover. :(
shira
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(08-12-2015, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by iMAGINATION

original French edition svp
mclem
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(08-12-2015, 03:37 AM)
I do have the C&H collection myself, but I'm not going to say that largely because I've not actually dared to open it yet. One day I'm sure I will.

In terms of books I have opened, I have to nominate two on the same theme, because it's a subject I'm passionate about:

Disneyland: The Nickel Tour. It's a history of Disneyland - told through images of the postcards that were for sale there. There's snippets of rides long-gone, pieces of original themed artwork, and all told through the cheap souvenirs available.

A similar premise, a similar large coffee-table book full of full-colour images, but in this case it's the various posters found around the parks. Things like this:

Utterly gorgeous.
entremet
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(08-12-2015, 03:37 AM)
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The French Laundry Cookbook. It's a coffee table style book as a cookbook.

I will never ever cook from it.
Apt101
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(08-12-2015, 03:38 AM)
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I own a bunch of the Barnes and Noble leatherbound editions. I think this one may be the prettiest, though they all look great:

RionaaM
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(08-12-2015, 03:41 AM)

Originally Posted by Quick

The American version of Harry Potter.

Mary GrandPre's artwork for the series is wonderful. I looked forward to seeing the artwork on each chapter for each new book.

I was thinking of this too. Sadly I only own Half-Blood Prince from that collection, as my copy of Deathly Hallows is the adult British one, and the rest are Latin American Spanish editions. I'd love to get the US edition of the other six books, from what I saw in HBP they are incredibly well done, and those drawings look great.
Panthalassic
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(08-12-2015, 03:41 AM)
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Aside from Hyrule Historia, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy has some absolutely stunning illustrations.


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