A UK 1st Edition, 1st Printing Hardback copy indicated on the copyright page by a full 123456789 number line. This is the extremely collectible Voyager trade edition, and not the Book club edition which carries the same art work. - THIS COPY HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN BLACK INK DIRECTLY TO THE TITLE PAGE. IT HAS NO FURTHER INSCRIPTIONS. TRULY A COLLECTOR'S COPY OF THIS MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOK. INCLUDED IS A TICKET FROM THE SIGNING EVENT AS PROVENANCE - The book itself is in near fine condition. It is actually a lovely copy with only the usual light page toning to the page block to detract it from being fine (this is as a result of the poorer quality paper used when printing all copies of this edition). I have not actually seen a copy of this book that has not had this toning, so this is noted for accuracy. No tears or inscriptions internally- one of the best copies I have seen - The dust jacket is also in near fine condition and has not been price clipped with a price of £16.99 shown. Again, it is actually a beautiful copy with no toning/ fading at all. Again, for accuracy, I will mention the very light surface scratching to the rear, and the very very light ruffling to the top and bottom. Again, it is one of the best copies I have seen of this particular title. - OVERALL, A LOVELY SIGNED COPY OF THIS MOST DESIRABLE TITLE. - Please also note that I have a signed UK 1st Edition copy for sale of the second book in the series, 'A Clash of Kings'. This is also listed in my abebooks shop. Feel free to contact me for more info. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.
A GAME OF THRONES
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
From the Paperback edition.
Review: Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre."
Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.
There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona Vero
Title: A Game of Thrones- SIGNED DIRECT TO TITLE ...
Publisher: Voyager Harper Collins
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Book Club Associates, London, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club Edition. Book Club Associates BCA edition first printing from 1996. Book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, gilt perfect. Feels lightly read. Bumping to head and foot of spine, Very light toning to text block edges, else the text block is very square and clean, near fine condition. Jacket some minor handling and shelf wear, notably minor rubbing to fore edge corners and a larger rub to top of rear joint. 4mm closed tear to front bottom edge, and couple of smaller closed tears to spine ends. Still a very nice copy, and looks lovely on shelf in archival cover. This BCA edition first printing is becoming increasingly scarce, and would be a very nice filler for a collection, until the right price Voyager 1st/1st comes along. Any questions please contact dealer, for further information. This copy is not ex-lib, not priced clipped and has no inscriptions. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A really nice example of this increasingly scarce BCA edition title. Seller Inventory # 001099
Book Description Book Club Associates, London, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book Club Edition. Book Club Associates BCA edition first printing from 1996. Book is tight clean and square. Stamp to title page stating "this books is damaged and sold at a lower price" However although inspected very closely no damage identified. Boards sharp and clean, gilt perfect. Feels lightly read. Very light toning to text block edges, single spot to lower edge else the text block is very square and clean, near fine condition. Jacket some minor handling and shelf wear, notably very small rubs to corners and a small rub to top of rear joint. A very nice copy, and looks lovely on shelf in archival cover. This BCA edition first printing is becoming increasingly scarce, and would be a very nice filler for a collection, until the right price Voyager 1st/1st comes along. Any questions please contact dealer, for further information. This copy is not ex-lib, not priced clipped and has no inscriptions. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A super example of this increasingly scarce BCA edition title. Seller Inventory # 001399
Book Description Harper Voyager, 1996. Condition: Good. This is a very scarce Uncorrected Proof of the Popular show A Game of Thrones.This is a paperback book with a laminated cover, with the covers having light creasing. Some light marks to outer page ends. Seller Inventory # 9999-9993354412
Book Description Bantam, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0002245841
Book Description Voyager Harpercollins, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Number Line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 . No inscriptions and unclipped dustwrapper. Slightly dusty at page edges. Spine very slightly uneven but a nice copy of this scarce book. Seller Inventory # 012601
Book Description Bantam. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0002245841-3
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers / Voyager, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Printing. First UK printing published in 1996. The hardcover book is good plus with shelfwear, bumped corners, browning to the pages and some foxing (spotting) to the top outer page edges. The mylar protected dust jacket is good plus with rubbing, edgewear, some creasing and some soiling to the verso. Dust jacket is not price clipped (16.99 pounds). A nice example of a very scarce book. Seller Inventory # 009099
Book Description Harper Voyager, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First UK edition and impression from 1996 in VG+ condition, the pages are toned but clean, there is a soft crease to the blank page facing the title page, there is wear to the top corners of some pages, the jacket has quite a bit of shelfwear to extremities, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Seller Inventory # ABE-1487678690931
Book Description Bantam, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0002245841-2-4
Book Description Bantam, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A fine first UK edition in a fine dust jacket, first printing with complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Seller Inventory # 1808002