“Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all": First Editions of Each Volume in Philip Pullman's His Dark Material Trilogy; Each signed by Him

  • His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass.

His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass.

$5,500.00

Item Number: 81250

London: Scholastic, 1995-2000.

First editions of each work in Pullman’s acclaimed Dark Materials Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original boards. Northern Lights is the first issue without the Garnegie Medal to the front panel. Each are fine in fine dust jackets. Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife are inscribed by Philip Pullman on the title page. The Amber Spyglass is signed by Philip Pullman on the title page. Cover illustration of each volume by David Scutt. An exceptional set.

British writer Philip Pullman has won the 1995 Carnegie Medal, 1996 Guardian Prize, 2005 Astrid Lindgren Award. The Subtle Knife is "[m]ore than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down....The grandly exuberant storytelling is sure to enthrall" (Publishers Weekly). "The intricacy of the plot is staggering. . . .There is no doubt that the work is stunningly ambitious, original, and fascinating" (The Horn Book Magazine).

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