THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Philip Pullman.

THE GOLDEN COMPASS.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1996]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Advance copy. This is the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof of the first novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy, first published in the U.K. as His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights. This is an interesting edition as the number line on the copyright page starts with 2 and ends with 10 and has no first printing statement (the hardcover edition has the number line start with 10 and descend to 1 and states first printing. The pagination between the proof and the hardcover is also different, the first text page is 3 ending with 397, the hardcover edition has the text start with page 3 and end with 399. Barron (ed): Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-311. Mild crease to upper rear cover which affects some text pages else a fine unread copy in pictorial wrappers. (11040). Item #11040

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