This is a superb Collector's copy of'The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition' by Ursula K le Guin, illustrated by Charles Vess. This is a First Edition, First Printing, UK Hardback, SIGNED and NUMBERED by the illustrator Charles Vess to the limitation page and it is encased in an illustrated gold-foiled slipcase that mirrors the gold foiling detail on the front board.
This is a very rare and highly collectible title. This copy is #109 within a limitation of only 250 signed copies.
This complete omnibus edition colects together all of the Earthsea novels, novellas, short stories and essays. It also includes the previously unpublished'The Daughter of Odren' and Ursula's last story,'Firelight'.+'Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University. The Book is NEW and UNREAD. The Book and its Slipcase are both in VERY FINE condition. The Book is tight and square. The text block is toning evenly with age and is otherwise bright and clean. There is no spine lean. All corners are sharp and intact. There is no pushing or bruising to the spine. The book and its case are bright and clean. There is no sunning or fading.
The book will be very well protected in bubble wrap and posted out with great care. Please look carefully at the photos in this listing and ask me any questions that you may have. Le Guin's Earthsea novels and stories are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in modern literature.
They have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honours, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they're all together in one volume-including the early short stories, Le Guin's "Earthsea Revisioned" Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never before printed.With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition also includes over fifty illustrations by the renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. With stories as perennial and universally beloved as The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings, but also unlike anything but themselves, this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it. 1,008 pages - 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections) - maps of Earthsea - stunningly beautiful endpapers - Six novels - 4 short stories - An essay. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books".
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