"In the old days, when this story took place, time used to run like clockwork": First edition of Philip Pullman's Clockwork, or All Wound Up; Inscribed by him in the year of publication

  • Clockwork, or All Wound Up.

Clockwork, or All Wound Up.

Item Number: 88120

London: Doubleday, 1996.

First edition of Pullman’s suspenseful children’s tale. Octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “With greetings to Eileen – Philip Pullman 15 Nov. 96.” Illustrated by Peter Bailey. In near fine condition.

Set in the village of Glockenheim, Germany in "the old days", Clockwork centres on the story of a young apprentice who has failed to make a figure for the town clock. Inspired by a clock of antiquity Pullman came across in London's Science Museum, the amusing and suspenseful tale offers a strong moral message.