Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman. Cloth bound hardback book with matching slipcase. When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. When a young Texan balloonist, Lee Scoresby, comes down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little does he realise that he is about to be embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. Lee and his daemon, Hester, find themselves the target of political factions trying to take over the running (and oil) of the town.
And also resident in the town are huge arctic bears, ignored and patronised by the people and treated like second-class citizens. When Lee and Iorek first meet, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions and pressure in town lead to a deadly conclusion.This limited edition cloth bound hardback book of 96 pages with some additional content is numbered 1321 of 1500. It has a matching slipcase and was first printed in 2008 with a number string of 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 denoting a first edition first printing and was double signed by the author and illustrator John Lawrence. Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, giving us more extraordinary insight into the world of His Dark Materials. Includes a fold-out board game'Peril of the Pole'- a race with a difference, complete with wind compass slipped into a pocket in the rear flap! It is in perfect tightly bound condition having been safely stored away since publication and only opened for photographing and will be very well wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed for the journey. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "stannersjohn" and is located in this country: GB.
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