BALLANTINE ADULT FANTASY
~196series~
This is a complete listing of U.S. Editions of the BAF series.  They are shown here alphabetically  by author (or editor) - mostly.  There is also a list without photos in chronological order, and there will be some closely related titles at the bottom of the page - eventually.  ;-)
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Poul Anderson
32.   Jan 1971   (02107-X).
Cover by George Barr
Poul Anderson
71.   Oct 1973   (23526-2)
Cover by Alan Mardon.  A fabulous retelling of these Norse tales, and not the usual fare from Poul Anderson.
Ludovico Ariosto
63.   Jan 1973   (03057-5)
Cover by David Johnston.  Originally published in the 1500's.  New translation and introduction by Richard Hodgens.
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Peter S. Beagle
6.   1969   (03206)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
The first two printings pre-date the BAF series, but later printings were labeled as part of it.
Peter S. Beagle
7.   Feb 1969   (01503)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
The first release pre-dates the BAF series, but later printings were labeled as part of it.
William Beckford
39.   June 1971   (02279-3)
Cover by Ray Cruz
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Hannes Bok
31.   Nov 1970   (02093-6)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Hannes Bok
17.   Dec 1969   (01795-0)
Cover by Ray Cruz
Ernest Bramah
73.   Feb 1974   (23787-0)
Cover by Ian Millar
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Ernest Bramah
54.   Apr 1972   (02574-1)
Cover by Ian Millar
James Branch Cabell
42.   Sep 1971   (02364-1)
Cover by Brian Froud.  "Two Comedies of Evasion".
James Branch Cabell
53.   Mar 1972   (02545-8)
Cover by Brian Froud.  "Two Comedies of Woman Worship".
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James Branch Cabell
16.   Nov 1969   (01763)
Cover by Bob Pepper, illustrated by Frank Pape.  Precedes The Silver Stallion.
James Branch Cabell
12.   Aug 1969   (01678)
Cover by Bob Pepper.  "A comedy of redemption" and fantasy classic
James Branch Cabell
19.   Feb 1970   (01855-9)
Cover and illustrations by Frank Pape
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James Branch Cabell
35.   Mar 1971   (02067-7)
Cover by Bob Pepper.  "A comedy of fig leaves"
Anthology, Lin Carter
30.   Oct 1970   (02045-6)
Cover by Ralph Iwamoto and Kathleen Zimmerman.  Myths and tales from ancient literature
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Anthology, Lin Carter
14.   Oct 1969   (01731)
Cover by Sheryl Slavitt.  Tales from Ancient texts re-told.
Anthology, Lin Carter
52.   Mar 1972   (02546-6)
Cover by Peter Le Vasseur.   Authors:
Ernest Bramah, Donald Corley, Richard Garnett, Eden Phillpotts.
Anthology, Lin Carter
15.   Oct 1969   (01730)
Cover by Sheryl Slavitt.  Authors:
H.P. Lovecraft, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis,
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Lin Carter
8.   Mar 1969   (01550)
Cover by Sheryl Slavitt.  Investigation into sources and inspirations, etc.  Later printings numbered (21550-8)
Lin Carter
67.   June 1973   (03309-4)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
A "look behind" the creations of fantasy writers from William Morris to the present day.
Lin Carter
49.   Feb 1972   (02427-3)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
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Anthology, Lin Carter
61.   Sep 1972   (02789-2)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Anthology, Lin Carter
43.   Sep 1971   (02365-X)
Cover by David Johnston.  Authors:
Clifford Ball, Wm. Beckford, Dunsany, Robert Howard, Lovecraft, George MacDonald, CL Moore, Gary Meyers, Mervyn Peake, EA Poe, Clark Ashton Smith, George Sterling and Oscar Wilde.
Anthology, Lin Carter
65.   Mar 1973   (03162-8)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo.  Authors:
George MaDonald, Robert Chambers, Ernest Bramah, Eden Philpotts.
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Joy Chant
36.   Mar 1971   (02178-9)
2nd print 1973   (23611)
First cover by Bob Pepper
Second cover by Ian Millar
G.K. Chesterton
40.   July 1971   (02305-6)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Rarest of the series.
Edmund Cooper & Roger Lancelyn Green
45.   Nov 1971   (02420-6)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Two stories about a mythical creature: The Firebird by Cooper and From the World's End by Green
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F. Marion Crawford
47.   Dec 1971   (02446-X)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Lord Dunsany
21.   Mar 1970   (08179-6)
Cover by Ray Cruz
Lord Dunsany
64.   Feb 1973   (03085-0)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
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Lord Dunsany
38.   May 1971   (02244-0)
Cover by Bob Pepper
Lord Dunsany
10.   June 1969   (01628)
Cover by Bob Pepper.  Classic novel, this edition with a comment by H.P. Lovecraft
Lord Dunsany
74.   Apr 1974   (23886-9)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Important collection of short pieces, tribute by H.P. Lovecraft
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Lord Dunsany
56.   May 1972   (02599-7)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
E.R. Eddison
1.   Apr 1967   (U7061)
Cover by Keith Henderson
First in a very loosely connected series of books about a world called "Zimiamvia".  Three of four pre-date the BAF series, only this one printed later "Under the Unicorn Head".
E.R. Eddison
77.   Feb 1968   (U7064)
Cover by Keith Henderson
Chronologically the last of the Zimiamvia books.
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E.R. Eddison
79.   Apr 1969   (01578)
Cover by Keith Henderson
The last of the Zimiamvia books to be published (posthumously).
E.R. Eddison
76.   Aug 1967   (U7063)
Cover by Keith Henderson
Second of the Zimiamvia books.
H. Rider Haggard
72.   Dec 1973   (23660-2)
Cover by Dean Ellis
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H. Rider Haggard & Andrew Lang
48.   Jan 1972   (02467-2)
A sequel to Homer's The Odyssey
C.J. Cutliffe Hyne
51.   Feb 1973   (02502-4)
Cover by Dean Ellis
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William Hope Hodgson
33.   Feb 1971   (02145-2)
Cover by Robert LoGrippo
William Hope Hodgson
58.   July 1972   (02669-1)
Cover by Robert LoGrippo
William Hope Hodgson
59.   July 1972   (02670-5)
Cover by Robert LoGrippo
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Katherine Kurtz
27.   Aug 1970   (01981-4)
Cover by Bob Pepper
A classic modern fantasy, set in a parallel-world Wales, and the first in a chronicle of three.
Katherine Kurtz
55.   May 1972   (02598-9)
Cover by Bob Pepper
Second book in the Deryni chronicles
Katherine Kurtz
70.   Sep 1973   (23485-5)
Cover by Alan Mardon
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Anne Sanders Laubenthal
69.   Aug 1973   (23416-2)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Just what it sounds like - Arthurian mythos.
David Lindsay
5.   Nov 1968   (73010)
Cover by Bob Pepper
The first release pre-dates the BAF series, but later printings were labeled as part of it.
Lin Carter Ed.
44.   Oct 1971   (02394-3)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Tales spawned by the Lovecraft Cthulhu mythos.
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H.P. Lovecraft
23.   May 1970  (01923-7)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
H.P. Lovecraft
34.   Feb 1971   (02146)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Twenty of Lovecraft's best stories.
H.P. Lovecraft
80.   Feb 1971   (02147)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo, Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. An anthology of Lovecraft's best poetry.
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George MacDonald
62.   Nov 1972   (09762)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Three tales.  Cover blurb by and dedicated to C.S. Lewis, commentary by Chesterton.  Light to moderate hinge creases, very light spine crease.
George MacDonald
13.   Sep 1969   (01711-2)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Classic fantasy.  Cover comments by C.S. Lewis & Tolkien.
George MacDonald
22.   Apr 1969   (01902-4)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
McDonald's other great Faerie Romance, cover comment by C.S. Lewis.
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Arthur Machen
57.   June 1972   (02643-8)
Cover by Robert LoGrippo
Cover comment by H.P. Lovecraft
George Meredith
25.   July 1970   (01958-X)
Cover by Ray Cruz
Hope Mirlees
20.   Mar 1970   (01880-X)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
A town plagued by Faeries
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William Morris
28.   Aug 1970   (01982-2)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo, cover comment by C.S. Lewis.
William Morris
29.   Sep 1970   (02015-4)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo, cover comment by C.S. Lewis.
William Morris
66.   May 1973   (03261-6)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
Coda to The Well At World's End
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William Morris
11.   July 1969   (01652)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo
This has been called the "first great modern fantasy".
William Morris
46.   Nov 1971   (02421-4)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo, cover comment by C.S. Lewis.
H. Warner Munn
75.   June 1974   (24010)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo.  Merlin's Godson adventures through time.
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Mervyn Peake
2.   Oct 1968   (73007)
Cover by Bob Pepper
First book in the Gormenghast Trilogy.  First printings were released before the BAF series started, but later editions were labeled as part of it.
Mervyn Peake
3.   Oct 1968   (73008)
Cover by Bob Pepper
Second book in the Gormenghast Trilogy
Mervyn Peake
4.   Oct 1968   (73009)
Cover by Bob Pepper
Last book in the Gormenghast Trilogy
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Fletcher Pratt
9.   May 1969   (01602-5)
Cover art by Ron Walotsky.
Tale of a parallel world.  Cover comments by Poul Anderson and L. Sprague de Camp.
Fletcher Pratt & L. Sprague de Camp
18.   Jan 1969   (01814-0)
Cover by Donna Violetti
Just another book about being kidnapped by drunken elves, etc.
Ashton Clark Smith
37.   Apr 1971   (02206-8)
Excellent adventure based on classic mythology
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Ashton Clark Smith
68.   July 1973   (03353-1)
A tale of Atlantis
Ashton Clark Smith
50.   Feb 1972   (02501-6)
Cover by Gervasio Gallardo.  H.P. Lovecraft calls this a "universe of remote and paralyzing fright".
Ashton Clark Smith
24.   June 1970   (01938-5)
 
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Evangeline Walton
79.   Aug 1974  (24233-5)
Cover by David Johnston.
The first in a brilliant four volume fictionalization of the Welsh mythology cycle of 12 short tales (erroneously) called "The Mabinogion".
Evangeline Walton
41.   Aug 1972  (02332)
Cover by David Johnston
Book two of The Mabinogion.
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Evangeline Walton
60.   Aug 1972  (02773-6)
Cover by Bob Pepper.  Book three of The Mabinogion.
Evangeline Walton
26.   Aug 1972  (01959)
Cover by Bob Pepper.  Final book of The Mabinogion, but the first written by Ms. Walton.  Originally published in the 30's under the title "The Virgin and the Swine".  8{
There were 80 titles in the series (or more, or less, depending on which collector you ask), printed between 1969(-ish) and 1974.  Many rare and hard to find works (then and now) were included, some were published for the first and only time in this series, and of course the covers were created by some of the best fantasy artists of the day.  Below are some books related to but not included in the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series.
book photo Image linked to the Tolkien Guide reads, I went to Middle-Earth and all I got was this crummy ring.
Peacock/Bantam,  1976
0553010379
Edited and introduction by Betty Ballantine.
Oversize illustrated softcover, 88 pages
Has photos of the Ballantine paperback pictures that are not here yet.  My apologies for not having them all in one place just yet . . .