New York: Doubleday, 2005. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fourth Realm Trilogy, Comprised of The Traveler, The Dark River, and The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks. 1st US Edition, published by Doubleday in 2005, 2007, and 2009. All three books are Signed Numbered Limited Edition's with his famous chop stamp and Limitation Number (1 of 777) to each book. A rare opportunity to find all three books in as new condition. Many were damaged in the shipping process for the signing, and show bumped corners, but none of these have any bumps or damage whatsoever. Clean and tight, bright, no markings or previous owners names, in protective mylar. A custom hand marbled paper slipcase will be supplied to house and protect these fabulous books, making a wonderful presentation of this new trilogy that explores a parallel world to our own. As the author 'lives off the grid', there will very likely not be any additional signings of his books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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New York: Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press, 1998. Mary GrandPré. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harry Potter - Full 7 Volume Set 1st US Edition, 2 Copies Signed By Author. The complete US set of seven books in the iconic Harry Potter series, with #2 & #3 signed by the author. All are first edition, first printing/impression in Near Fine condition. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (1998), Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (1999), Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (2007). These seven books, combined, constitute the best selling book series in history. None of the books are price clipped, none have any tears or wear to the edges. No chips, one minor stain at the top of the spine on the inside of the dj of the Sorcerer's Stone. No rubbing, no foxing, a previous owners name and phone number to front pastedown of The Chamber of Secrets, no other writing, no bookplates, no stamps. No bumps to the boards and no spine lean. The text block is bound upside down in Volume 4. Complete number lines beginning with 1 in each volume. The Sorcerer's Stone is the 1st State book and dustjacket, with the points of full number line, the Guardian Review on the rear of the dustjacket, the code of 51695 just above the bar code on the rear panel, no #1 on the jacket spine, and raised gilt foil title to front panel of dustjacket. The boards are in Near Fine condition with the purple cross hatch and red quarter cloth boards. Only the lightest of a damp stain to the top of the spine, small transfer to rear of dustjacket. Price of $16.95 to the front flap. All the points for the true 1st Edition 1st printing 1st State book and dustjacket. The Chamber of Secrets also has the 1st State dustjacket, lacking the Year #2 to the top of the spine, full number line 10 - 1, and is signed to the title page by J. K. Rowling. Both signed copies were signed at the Hobbit Hall Books store in Roswell, Georgia. The Prisoner of Azkaban is also signed by the author, the two signed copies have a small gold sticker to the rear of the dustjackets, that state "Hobbit Hall Books", where they were signed. The last four books are all Near Fine in matching dustjackets, with full number line 10 - 1, with Book Number 4 being bound upside down. No other faults noted to the books. A highly collectable set of these classics. Housed in a pair of custom black leather slipcases with author, title, and a lightning bolt devices stamped in gold to the front panels, and the lightning bolt to the rear. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. We specialize in Tolkien books, so not often we have a significant signed set like this available.
London: Scholastic Press, 2005. First Thus. Hard Cover. 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.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, LTD., 1925. First Thus. Original Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Review of English Studies, A Quarterly Journal of English Literature and the English Language. Edited by R. B. McKerrow, Litt.D. Vol. 1.-No. 3. July 1925 The Devils Coach-Horses By J.R.R. Tolkien. From Wikipedia, The Devil's Coach Horses is a 1925 essay by J. R. R. Tolkien ("Devil's coach-horse" is a British expression for a particular kind of rove beetle). Tolkien draws attention to the devil's steeds called eaueres in Hali Meidhad, translated "boar" in the Early English Text Society edition of 1922, but in reference to the jumenta "yoked team, draught horse" of Joel (Joel 1:17), in the Vulgata Clementina computruerunt jumenta in stercore suo, (the Nova Vulgata has semina for Hebrew ???? "grain"). Rather than from the Old English word for "boar", eofor (German Eber) Tolkien derives the word from eafor "packhorse", from a verb aferian "transport", related to Middle English aver "draught-horse", a word surviving in northern dialects. The Proto-Germanic root *ab- "energy, vigour, labour" of the word is cognate to Latin opus. This lovely volume is very well preserved in Very Good Plus condition, showing some edgewear consisting of a minor chip with some loss, a couple of closed tears, and folding along the bottom edges of the original wrappers. The text block shows very little browning to the pages, no foxing, no names or markings, nice and clean. The uncut edges are uniform at the top, with some outsized pages on the side, while the bottom is quite uneven in regards to page length. Minor curvature to the spine, with very minor loss to the bottom fold area. A very scarce piece in rare condition, now housed in a custom Italian cloth clamshell cases with title and author gilt stamped to the spine, the JRRT monogram to the front and rear boards. An exceptional opportunity to add this splendid volume to any Tolkien Collection. 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.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1964. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien. Originally published in 1964 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. This is a 3rd impression, published in 1968. This copy has an original J.R.R. Tolkien cut signature glued to the front free endpaper. A beautiful example of his flowing signature, no doubts to it's authenticity. It is also one of the early printings that have the 'stamped' signature to the title page, which can be favorably compared to the real one. A Near Fine book in a Very Good price-clipped dustjacket, showing bit of fading to the spine and extremities, with a chip out of the top back panel, a closed tear at the lower front spine fold area. No foxing, has a small neat gift inscription to first blank page. Clean and tight. Contains 'On Fairy-Stories', and 'Leaf by Niggle'. 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.