First printing of the epochal fantasy novel, book one of the SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series.
Fine in fine jacket.
A GAME OF THRONES
"Do the dead frighten you?"
Martin subverts the Tolkien tradition of Western-inspired fantasy with a lavishly detailed world that lulls the reader into a variety of emotional bear traps. The noble morality of Middle Earth is here replaced with a more nuanced, and certainly more brutal, depiction of humanity in crisis. The basis for the HBO series of the same name; we won't dare say more to spoil it.
New York: Bantam Books, (1996). 9'' x 5.75''. Original quarter black textured paper, black paper boards, blind-stamped author signature on front board, silver-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($21.95 US / $29.95 CA) metallic dust jacket with blue embossed lettering and Iron Throne illustration by Tom Hallman. Cartographic endpapers. Ornamental title page and ornamental headpieces throughout. Appendix of Houses at rear. , 694,  pages. Touch of bumping to front corners.
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