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L'ENGLE, Madeleine.

[The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;

A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time.

New York: Ariel Books, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy,/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989 Stock Code: 111206
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First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newbery Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled set, with inscriptions to different recipients). A Wrinkle In Time is an important and classic children's fantasy work by Madeline L'Engle (1918-2007), originally aimed at young female readers but with major crossover appeal. Upon publication, it won numerous awards, including the 1963 Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, as well as being a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, L'Engle's novel has also seen several adaptations, including a film, a play, an opera, and a graphic novel. A Wrinkle in Time is particularly notable for being an early Sci-Fi novel with a female author and a female protagonist. The first impression is very scarce in commerce, with only six copies recorded at auction.

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Five works, octavo. Original cloth, with the dust jackets.


Wrinkle in very good condition, with rubbing to extremities and a faded spine panel, otherwise internally fresh, with the jacket chipped at the ends and corners with two closed tears to bottom of front panel and a few minor marks, Swiftly Tilting Planet with some small chips to the edges of the jacket. The other titles in excellent condition.


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