London: Scholastic Press, 2005. First Thus. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A set of the trade hardcover 10th Anniversary 1st Editions of His Dark Materials, comprised of Northern Lights (renamed the Golden Compass for the soon to be released movie), The Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass, with each of the 3 volumes signed to the Title Page. Each volume is a Fine hard back in Fine dust wrappers, All 3 books are SIGNED by the author on the three title pages. This is not the limited edition. These books were printed to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary 1995 --- 2005. As the books were printed in 2005 these edition are first printings of the Anniversary Edition and hence contain the numbers 1 to 10 on the publication page. Plus a signed copy of Lyra's Oxford with the accompanying, rarer trial 'dustwrapper'. All books and dustjackets are unread and As New. Also includes a special bonus of a signed copy of 'Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things', in wraps as issued. This is one of only 500 copies that were printed. It contains Pullman's full text to his closing address, delivered at the 2002 NATE Conference. Especially elusive in this signed state. You will received a total of 5 signed books by Philip Pullman, as well as the trial dustwrapper for Lyra's Oxford. A wonderful selection of signed copies for the discriminating collector. With the movie, the Golden Compass soon to be released, these will not last long. Digital images available on request. Any questions, please feel free to inquire. As New / As New.
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London: Harper Collins, 2020. Bill Sanderson. De Luxe Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This is the De Luxe 2020 Edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo, published by Harper Collins. From the loose leaf flyer, "A special edition of this collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour, with many exclusive features." Illustrated by Bill Sanderson, with a full page drawing, signed and dated 30th April 2020. Published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2020, this being the 1st impression of 2020, printed and bound by Rotolito in Italy. This de luxe edition is housed in the publishers custom slipcase with ornate stamping in gold. Both the book and slipcase are in As New condition with no notable flaws or faults. Still wrapped in shrinkwrap, opened at the spine for the illustrator. Facsimile of the first three versus of "Gawain's Leave-Taking" and another of the Fourth verse in the manuscript of 'Gawain's Leave-Taking', followed by an early draft of part of the opening Canto of the 'Gest of Beren and Luthien'. A beautiful collectable copy for the Tolkien enthusiast. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.