"The Things that make us happy make us wise": Rare First Hardcover Edition of Little, Big; Signed by John Crowley
Item Number: 1471
London: Victor Gollancz, 1981.
First Hardcover editon of the author’s most well known work. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Lengthily inscribed by the author. Fine in a fine price clipped dust jacket. A very sharp copy of this important book.
Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewoodnot found on any mapto marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. ''A book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy'' (Ursula K. Le Guin).