Le Guin, Ursula K. [LeGuin]
The Wizard of the Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore.
London: Gollancz, 1971-1973. First editions, first printings of each of the three novels in the author's acclaimed Wizard of Earthsea triology. Octavo, 3 volumes. Each copy is signed by the author. An excellent set in dust jackets.
The Earthsea Trilogy, set in the archipelago of Earthsea, tells the story of Ged, a wizard's apprentice at a school of wizardry. Just as LeGuin was seemingly inspired by Tolkien, J.K. Rowling must have been influenced by this beautiful epic fantasy. Each book in the trilogy is an award winner. The Wizard of Earthsea received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1969 and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. The Tombs of Atuan was a 1972 Newbery Honor Book, and the Farthest Shore received a National Book Award in 1973.