All in Mylar and NEW, All first printings ,1996/1997/2000.The Golden Knife and the Subtle Compass have hand signed bookplate cards laid in with author photo and name and hand signed signature.The Amber Spyglass is hand signed on title page.Includes a like new UK Theatre program 4 Dec 03 to 20 mar 04 at National Theatre London and bookmark.and purchase includes a NEW copy Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman (0385606990). Bookseller Inventory # 16093
Synopsis: ***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."*****
The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries
"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post
"Very grand indeed." —The New York Times
"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek
Review: Some books improve with age--the age of the reader, that is. Such is certainly the case with Philip Pullman's heroic, at times heart-wrenching novel, The Golden Compass, a story ostensibly for children but one perhaps even better appreciated by adults. The protagonist of this complex fantasy is young Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Oxford University. But it quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own--nor is her world. For one thing, people there each have a personal daemon, the manifestation of their soul in animal form. For another, hers is a universe in which science, theology, and magic are closely allied:
As for what experimental theology was, Lyra had no more idea than the urchins. She had formed the notion that it was concerned with magic, with the movements of the stars and planets, with tiny particles of matter, but that was guesswork, really. Probably the stars had daemons just as humans did, and experimental theology involved talking to them.Not that Lyra spends much time worrying about it; what she likes best is "clambering over the College roofs with Roger the kitchen boy who was her particular friend, to spit plum stones on the heads of passing Scholars or to hoot like owls outside a window where a tutorial was going on, or racing through the narrow streets, or stealing apples from the market, or waging war." But Lyra's carefree existence changes forever when she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, first prevent an assassination attempt against her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, and then overhear a secret discussion about a mysterious entity known as Dust. Soon she and Pan are swept up in a dangerous game involving disappearing children, a beautiful woman with a golden monkey daemon, a trip to the far north, and a set of allies ranging from "gyptians" to witches to an armor-clad polar bear.
In The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman has written a masterpiece that transcends genre. It is a children's book that will appeal to adults, a fantasy novel that will charm even the most hardened realist. Best of all, the author doesn't speak down to his audience, nor does he pull his punches; there is genuine terror in this book, and heartbreak, betrayal, and loss. There is also love, loyalty, and an abiding morality that infuses the story but never overwhelms it. This is one of those rare novels that one wishes would never end. Fortunately, its sequel, The Subtle Knife, will help put off that inevitability for a while longer. --Alix Wilber
Title: His Dark Materials, Book One, Two, and Three...
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: NEW with DJs
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Editions.
Book Type: Hardcovers
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, 1 on the number line and 'first edition' stated. Label to ffe signed by the author. Book in NF condition in a NF unclipped jacket, now in protective sleeve. Internally clean. 399pp. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 12523
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition Signed. Clean With No Marks Or Highlights. Or Remainder Mark. The Book Is In Fine Condition. First Edition First Printing. Signed By The Author At The Title Page. Not Price Clipped Nearly As New Condition. Signed "To Adriana Philip PullmanWe can ship from the USA and Canada. Signed at the Title Page. Seller Inventory # 032026
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1996. Soft Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued. 1st American Edition. ADVANCE READING COPY (ARC). First American Edition of the Uncorrected Proof. Unread Fine copy, very slight curl to the tip of the front cover lower corner, tiny (just the tip) of the upper front cover corner creased, several scratches (no color or text removed) on the back cover, very light shelf wear to upper and lower spine corners. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Signed by Author on Full Title Page. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Seller Inventory # 000991
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First U.S. edition / First printing. Signed on the title page by Philip Pullman, additionally inscribed: Best Wishes to Mary, Philip Pullman. Navy cloth spine, navy paper-covered boards. 399 pages About fine in near fine dust jacket, with 1/16" tear to the bottom spine fold, nearly invisible. Published in the U.K. as the Northern Lights. The first book in Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 16767
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Eric Rohmann (illustrator). First Edition. The entire trilogy. All three books are first printings of the First United States Editions. Each contains a loosely inserted custom raven bookplate signed by Philip Pullman. This set comes in a hand-crafted quilted red birch slipcase with a natural Danish oil finish and includes the map of Oxford. Please see the photos of this classic figured American hardwood. All three books are Fine to Very Fine inside a Fine to Very Fine jacket with no issues to discuss. All three jackets are now encased in clear archival Brodart. All our books ship bundled in multiple layers of bubble wrap inside a sturdy box. All domestic orders get free delivery confirmation. All domestic orders of over $350.00 value are fully insured at no additional cost. Please inquire about possible additional shipping costs for international orders. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000475
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996. Hardback. Printed pages: 399. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Dust jacket: Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Book: First impression of the first US edition (originally published in the UK as Northern Lights). Signed by the author to his raven bookplate on the half title page. First class condition throughout. Overall book condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 1164E066
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996. Hardback. Printed pages: 399. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. . Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: First impression of the first US edition (originally published in the UK as Northern Lights). Signed by the author to his raven bookplate on the half title page. First class condition throughout. Overall book condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 1164E067
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition.. 1st USA 1996. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. His Dark Materials Book One. Blue cloth spine with gilt title, blue boards. 399 pages. SIGNED by author on personalised bookplate which is stuck to half-title page. Spine slightly bumped at top and tail. A superb copy of the first US edition. [R]. SIGNED - please see description for details. Seller Inventory # 736955
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, NY. Hard Cover. 1st American Edition, 1st Printing. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 - 2000, NY. The complete set of US First Editions / First Printings with full number lines. The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass are the true First Editions both preceding the UK editions. The Golden Compass is Near Fine with light bumping to the spine base, a very light, tiny splash spot (coffee?) on bottom of the text block; dust jacket is Near Fine + with very light wrinkling to spine base. The Subtle Knife is Very Good with bumping to head and base of spine, spine curved (not cocked) and a small stain on top of text block; dust jacket is Near Fine. The Amber Spyglass is Fine in a Fine dust jacket. All 3 volumes are signed, without inscription, on the FULL title page. NO remainder marks, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jackets covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Signed by Author on Full Title Page. Seller Inventory # 000964
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 3 book set of signed US first print/edition hardcovers in mylar protected dust jackets. All nf/nf; no marks, not remaindered, not xlibs, not book clubs, dj prices intact, first edition stated & number lines down to 1. All 3 signed by Pullman on title page. fiction hardcover set. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 15555