Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: David Fickling Books, 2008.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Lawrence
A stunning first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition. This one SIGNED by author Philip Pullman directly on the title page. Book is bound in dark blue cloth.
This prequel to His Dark Materials takes place when Lee Scoresby is just 24 years old. He has traveled to the North in his hot air balloon, 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.