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A Game of Thrones by  George R. R Martin - First printing - 1996 - from Tangible Tales (SKU: 1088)

A Game of Thrones

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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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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0553103547
ISBN 13
9780553103540
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New York: Spectra / Bantam Books, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Fair/fair. Hardcover 1st printing in dustjacket. Heavy ex-library in fair only condition. This book has been handled and read by many adoring fans and then withdrawn because it's really heavily worn. It is a reader's copy only. Extreme wear to the cover edges with paper split to the boards. Tape from where the dustjacket was affixed to the covers. Withdrawn stamps and thumbing/darkening to the textblock edges. Binding is solid, hinges are intact. Pages are unmarked and no odors detected. Unclipped dustjacket is a bit better - also heavily worn at the panel edges, and lacking any crispness, but clean and not torn. 694 pp., basis for the most popular TV show of the 2010's. A scabby first edition is better than no first edition at all.

Synopsis

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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Seller Inventory #
1088
Title
A Game of Thrones
Author
Martin, George R. R
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
fair
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0553103547
ISBN 13
9780553103540
Publisher
Spectra / Bantam Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1996
Keywords
Fantasy Science Fiction SciFi George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire Game of Thrones First Edition Printing
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Science Fiction;

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