New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First American Edition. First installment in Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy for young adults. Basis for Chris Weitz's 2007 film The Golden Compass, and the forthcoming TV adaptation by HBO. Item #4154
First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); navy cloth and paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [xii],399,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, small damp mark at crown, with remainder dot and some faint foxing to upper edge of textblock; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $20.00), with light shelfwear, a small indentation to upper front joint, and corresponding damp mark at crown on verso; Very Good+.