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PULLMAN, Philip
His Dark Materials Northern Lights; The Amber Spyglass; The Subtle Knife.
London: Scholastic, , 1995-1997-2000. Each volume signed by the author 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. Northern Lights a little rubbed, couple of marks to boards, spine ends slightly bruised, contents mildly toned. A very good set, contents clean and unmarked, in the bright sharp, jackets, not price-clipped. First editions, first impressions, signed in each volume 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; it does not have the Carnegie Medal sticker, sometimes taken to be a sign of later state. Pullman's epic trilogy of fantasy novels is recognised 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.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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