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His Dark Materials Trilogy: THE GOLDEN COMPASS [NORTHERN LIGHTS]; THE SUBTLE KNIFE; THE AMBER SPYGLASS - Signed 1st Editions/1st Printings

Philip Pullman

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ISBN 10: 0679879242 / ISBN 13: 9780679879244
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY
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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. Bookseller Inventory # 000964

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Title: His Dark Materials Trilogy: THE GOLDEN ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, NY

Binding: Hard Cover

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.

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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 on 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 contintues 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

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?The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.? --The Oregonian

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 New York Times Bestseller
A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
 
"Very grand indeed." -- The New York Times
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling." --The Washington Post
"A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss." --Terry Brooks

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