Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. This copy and has been signed and inscribed in black inkon the front free-endpaper: "For - , number two of a series, Affectionately, John Crowley" Spine ends lightly bumped, bump to bottom edge of boards, light soiling to top page edge,corner bump to top of rear board, usual sunning to spine and flaps od dj due to Doubleday's poor choice of paper used in the production of most of thier titles in the seventies. Bookseller Inventory # 1000206
Synopsis: FIRST EDITION hardcover published by Doubleday in 1976. This is a rather scarce book in nice condition, not to be mistaken for the common book club edition issued the following year. This is Crowley's second novel, describing a world in which genetically engineered animals are given a variety of human characteristics. Painter is a leo, a combination of man and lion; Reynard, a character derived from medieval European fable, is part fox.
Product Description: Painter is a leo - part man, part lion - the result of one of man's genetic experiments, a powerful, beautiful, enigmatic creature deemed a 'failure' to be be hunted down. But Painter has two advantages in this world of small bickering nation states and political accommodation and compromise: his own strength and integrity, and the guile of Reynard, another of man's experiments, a subtle and potent intriguer, a king-maker...
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