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AIKEN, Joan.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Illustrated from drawings by Pat Marriot.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked, one tip bumped, top edge lightly spotted. A near-fine copy, contents clean and free from ownership marks, in the like dust jacket, not price-clipped, sharp and bright. Illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page; scarce thus. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is set in an alternative history of a "nineteenth-century Britain that was already linked to Europe by a tunnel through which wolves freely roamed" (ODNB). This "dramatic gothic adventure" was Aiken's first book in the Wolves Chronicles, and was adapted into a film staring Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Richard O'Brien, and Jane Horrocks in 1989. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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