Publisher SeriesBallantine Adult Fantasy Series

The Tolkien Reader by J. R. R. Tolkien 3,684 copies, 19 reviews0.5
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison 2,300 copies, 46 reviews0.6
Mistress of Mistresses by E. R. Eddison 635 copies, 10 reviews0.7
A Fish Dinner in Memison by E. R. Eddison 492 copies, 2 reviews0.8
The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle by J. R. R. Tolkien 465 copies, 3 reviews0.9
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake 4,083 copies, 99 reviews0.10
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake 2,671 copies, 44 reviews0.11
Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake 2,061 copies, 33 reviews0.12
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay 1,279 copies, 34 reviews0.13
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 7,504 copies, 191 reviews0.14
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle 1,403 copies, 48 reviews0.15
Smith of Wootton Major / Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien 2,520 copies, 16 reviews0.16
Tolkien: A Look Behind the Lord of the Rings by Lin Carter 925 copies, 4 reviews0.17
The Mezentian Gate by E. R. Eddison 393 copies, 2 reviews0.18
Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos by Lin Carter 185 copies, 2 reviews0.19
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt 245 copies, 7 reviews1
The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany 2,292 copies, 54 reviews2
The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris 763 copies, 21 reviews3
The Silver Stallion : A Comedy of Redemption by James Branch Cabell 406 copies, 5 reviews4
Lilith by George MacDonald 1,790 copies, 16 reviews5
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes by Lin Carter 122 copies6
The Young Magicians by Lin Carter 139 copies, 3 reviews7
Figures of Earth : A Comedy of Appearances by James Branch Cabell 478 copies, 7 reviews8
The Sorcerer's Ship by Hannes Bok 144 copies, 1 review9
Land of unreason by L. Sprague de Camp 348 copies, 5 reviews10
The High Place : A Comedy of Disenchantment by James Branch Cabell 323 copies, 5 reviews11
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees 1,963 copies, 55 reviews12
At the Edge of the World by Lord Dunsany 243 copies, 1 review13
Phantastes by George MacDonald 2,350 copies, 29 reviews14
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft 1,304 copies, 16 reviews15
Zothique by Clark Ashton Smith 265 copies, 4 reviews16
The Shaving of Shagpat by George Meredith 176 copies, 3 reviews17
The Island of the Mighty : The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton 454 copies, 4 reviews18
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz 2,018 copies, 26 reviews19
The Well at the World's End: Volume I by William Morris 394 copies, 7 reviews20
The Well at the World's End: Volume II by William Morris 264 copies, 1 review21
Golden Cities, Far by Lin Carter 80 copies22
Beyond the Golden Stair by Hannes Bok 131 copies, 4 reviews23
The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson 1,450 copies, 35 reviews24
The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" by William Hope Hodgson 316 copies, 14 reviews25
The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft 1,036 copies, 9 reviews26
Something about Eve : a comedy of fig-leaves by James Branch Cabell 308 copies, 3 reviews27
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant 648 copies, 12 reviews28
Hyperborea by Clark Ashton Smith 203 copies, 1 review29
Don Rodriguez by Lord Dunsany 260 copies, 3 reviews30
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton 7,034 copies, 169 reviews32
The Children of Llyr by Evangeline Walton 496 copies, 7 reviews33
The Cream of the Jest; The Lineage of Lichfield : Two Comedies of Evasion by James Branch Cabell 150 copies, 3 reviews34
New Worlds for Old by Lin Carter 101 copies, 1 review35
The Spawn Of Cthulhu by Lin Carter 124 copies, 2 reviews36
Double Phoenix by Edmund Cooper 83 copies, 1 review37
The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris 273 copies, 7 reviews38
Khaled by F. Marion Crawford 111 copies, 3 reviews39
The World's Desire by H. Rider Haggard 217 copies, 4 reviews40
Xiccarph by Clark Ashton Smith 118 copies41
The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis by C. J. Cutliffe Hyne 257 copies, 8 reviews42
Discoveries in Fantasy by Lin Carter 120 copies, 1 review43
Domnei; The Music From Behind the Moon: Two Comedies of Woman Worship by James Branch Cabell 160 copies, 5 reviews44
Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah 338 copies, 3 reviews45
Deryni Checkmate by Katherine Kurtz 1,602 copies, 9 reviews46
Beyond the Fields We Know by Lord Dunsany 180 copies, 2 reviews47
The Three Impostors by Arthur Machen 402 copies, 5 reviews48
The Night Land Volume 1 by William Hope Hodgson 108 copies, 3 reviews49
The Night Land Volume 2 by William Hope Hodgson 86 copies, 2 reviews50
The Song of Rhiannon by Evangeline Walton 430 copies, 5 reviews51
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy by Lin Carter 99 copies, 1 review52
Evenor by George MacDonald 113 copies53
The Charwoman's Shadow by Lord Dunsany 681 copies, 3 reviews55
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy Volume II by Lin Carter 65 copies56
The Sundering Flood by William Morris 185 copies, 4 reviews57
Imaginary Worlds by Lin Carter 163 copies, 5 reviews58
Poseidonis by Clark Ashton Smith 146 copies, 1 review59
Excalibur by Sanders Anne Laubenthal 189 copies, 2 reviews60
High Deryni by Katherine Kurtz 1,575 copies, 8 reviews61
Hrolf Kraki's Saga by Poul Anderson 390 copies, 10 reviews62
The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard 534 copies, 9 reviews63
Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat by Ernest Bramah 244 copies, 3 reviews64
Over the Hills and Far Away by Lord Dunsany 167 copies65
Merlin's Ring by H. Warner Munn 324 copies, 6 reviews66.1
Prince of Annwn by Evangeline Walton 547 copies, 7 reviews66.2

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The first 19 volumes are precursors to the series: Ballantine published these fantasies and fantasy criticism before hiring Carter as consultant. Some were labeled "A Ballantine Adult Fantasy" on the first Ballantine cover. Later reprints of some bore the Unicorn's Head colophon. The last two volumes were not published in the series: Two volumes published after retirement of the Unicorn's Head colophon were evidently intended for the series. The first has a Carter introduction and the second completes a set of four begun under his editorship (English, Wikipedia)
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