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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire

by Martin, George R.R

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London: Harper Collins. 1995(2010). 1st ed., pp.(viii), 695, incl appendix, b&w double page map, bound-in additional introduction page by Jane Johnson, orig (purple) cloth bds., upper & lower spine bumped in sl. chipped, unclipped (15th anniversary Voyage) d.j. illus by Larry Rostant, now protected and in near fine condition This rare edition of 'Game of Thrones' contains the original text block and copyright page (dated 1995) of the true first edition intended for release in 1995 but never issued. The book was first released in the U.S. by Bantam in 1996 with a UK edition issued the same year. In 2010 Jane Johnson of HarperCollins London released this true first edition (1995) to commemorate the 15th anniversary with a new d.j. 1st edition thus.

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A Game of Thrones is the first of seven planned novels in A Song of Ice and Fire, an epic fantasy series by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published in August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. The novella Blood of the Dragon , comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novel became a New York Times bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011. A signed first edition in good condition can run from $1,500 to $3,500. The first five books of the seven book series have been published as of 2018: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST OF CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS The sixth book – the Winds of Winter, is still being written, but rumored to be released in 2018. “Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.” - from georgerrmartin.com

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Bookseller
Muir Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
BIB94943
Title
A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
Author
Martin, George R.R
Book condition
Used
Edition
1st edition thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper Collins
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1995(2010)
Keywords
Film Production, Films, Literature, Modern 1st editions

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