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PULLMAN, Philip.

His Dark Materials.

Northern Lights; The Amber Spyglass; The Subtle Knife.

London, Scholastic, 1995-1997-2000 Stock Code: 138494
£3,500.00
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Notes

First editions, first impressions, each volume signed by the author on the title page. Northern Lights has the first issue points on the jacket: 12.99 price, "Point" to the spine panel, and 7-9 Pratt Street to the rear flap. Pullman's epic trilogy of fantasy novels is recognized as one of the best children's novels of the 20th century. The Amber Spyglass won the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award, being the first children's book to do so, while the trilogy as a whole came third in the BBC's Big Read survey of 2003. An eight-part adaptation by the BBC of Northern Lights premiered on 3 November 2019.

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Description

3 works, octavo. Northern Lights, original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt; The Amber Spyglass, original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, orange endpapers; The Subtle Knife, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt knife design to front cover. With the dust jackets.

Condition

Northern Lights with minor scuffing to cloth, jacket with very light staining on verso and with tiny chips at extremities, light sunning to spine with sticker shadow at foot, overall very good; the latter two volumes fine copies in fine jackets. Overall an excellent set.

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