His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman (HB Omnibus UK 1st/1st)
Hardbound. AMAZING HARD-TO-FIND True UK 1st edition. This is the very first omnibus edition published which features: The Northern Lights (US Title: The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The book shows the printing nos 1-10 indicating a first printing.
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Format: Hardbound, Scholastic Ltd UK 2001. This is not the Ted Smart edition. Please note the book is oversized and heavy (around 3lbs) and it will require extra postage for most destinations.
Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear, very light bumps on some corners unread copy, some light browning on page edges
Status: First edition, first printing, UK Omnibus Edition, satin ribbon marker. This copy includes the often missing Letter of Acknowledgment from Philip Pullman.
Northern Lights (The Golden Compass, US Title): His Dark Materials Book 1
Lyra is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle- a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold, far North, young Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Book 2
In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld- Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move close to an even greater threat- and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Book 3
Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent amber spyglass. An assassin hunts her down. And Lord Asriel, with troops of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion.
As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living- and the dead- finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story. The Amber Spyglass reveals that story, bringing His Dark Materials to an astonishing (and tear-jerking) conclusion.
"War, politics, magics, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted."- The New York Times Book Review
"As rich and complex a fantasy novel as any adult reader could wish for."- San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle