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: 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...
About the Author: John Crowley was born in 1942 and has worked in documentary films and TV since 1966. The Deep, his first sf novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. In his later work, Little, Big, Aegypt and Love and Sleep, he has moved into writing fantasy to great critical acclaim.
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