Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator
Publisher: London: David Fickling Books, 2008.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Lawrence
A stunning first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition, bound in the original dark blue cloth. This one SIGNED by author Philip Pullman and illustrator John Lawrence directly on the title page.
This prequel to His Dark Materials takes place when Lee Scoresby is just 24 years old. He has traveled to the North in his hotair baloon, looking for work and adventure. Allying himself with an armored bear named Iorek Byrnison, he fights on the side of good. Decorated with Lawrence's engravings, this handsome clothbound volume includes a removable board game, Peril of the Pole, and a fold-out map of the mythical realm ; His Dark Materials.