Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin's landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's ...
Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin's landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones-with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter-revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. At the centre of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavours to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Fine in J Fine jacket. Later ed, SIGNED on title page by the author. Book is perfect in every way--square, solid, with DJ in protactive mylar Brodart cover--you'll trumpet like a bull elephant once this book arrives at your door! ! ! This is the later ed of the hardback, with the orangey-golden wraps and lion on the front. You don't want to pay $1200 or more for a true 1st ed, right? This hardback will sit on your shelf and look absolutely perfect! Signed: I Signed by Author.
New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. 4 Book Set-Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords, and Feast for Crows. All 4 books personally Signed by George R. R. Martin directly on the title pages, NOT signed to anyone. Photos of George R.R. Martin at his book signing event will be included with the signed books. All 4 books are First Edition, Later Printing. Hardcovers. All 4 books have no marks, no inscriptions. Not book club editions, not ex-library. Dust jackets are all new. All are NOT price-clipped, in removable, protective clear covers. This is a beautiful autographed SET for collectors. Makes a great gift. Photos available upon request. (We also have available signed copies of all Song of Ice and Fire SIGNED 1st Editions/1st Printings. Please inquire. ) PLEASE NOTE: This set weights 12 pounds. Additional shipping will be required for International shipping.
Fine. This is the extremely rare advance reading copy (ARC) of this book, a softcover copy with a stiff dustjacket featuring an unused cover art. The book and the DJ are flawless, save for a little crimping at one spot at the top of the DJ, due to the fact that the publisher cut then a little too large for the actual size of the book so the fit is a bit off. This is the third of these I've had in my hands and all suffered from this to one degree or another; that said, this is the sweetest copy I have seen. The book is square and solid, and the paper has browned with time, inevitable as it was printed on a cheap pulp paper. The book is in a protective mylar bag--you'll don your chain mail and cry "Down with tyrants! " when this book arrives at your door! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author.
ISBN. B00ES26V8Q Hardback. First Printing with number line going down to 1 on copyright page. Signed by Author at Norwescon 38, on title page. Very Good condition book in a Good to Very Good condition dustjacket with 3.5 inch long closed tear to top edge of front cover, minor rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound copy with no markings to the book. $21. 95 original price is present and unclipped. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks much better than described.
Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is square and solid, and must have been read, but very carefully--it does sport light evidence of handling to the sides of the pages, but the boards are unblemished. You get the sense that the reader was trying to leave the book asunamrked as possible, and did a good job of it. Very sharp dust jacket with one flaw in protective mylar Brodart cover--this is the original 1st with the silver and blue wraps, not the later reissue. The jacket has a spot on the spine where it got 'pushed' or 'punched' creating a little spot of indentation--about as big as a kernel of corn, just under the 'E' in 'GAME. ' Nonetheless, trust me--you'll blow the horn of winter's war with wild abandon when you receive this book! Signed: I Signed by Author.
Near Fine in J Near Fine jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book is new and plausibly unread, based on the degree of tighness to the spine, regardless of the light evidence of handling to the sides of the pages; square and solid, unblemished boards, with lovely dust jacket in protective mylar Brodart cover--this is the original 1st with the silver and blue wraps, not the later reissue. The jacket has just one little rub down at the lower lefthand joint of the cover and spine, the size of a grain of rice. Trust me--you'll blow the horn of winter's war with wild abandon when you receive this book! Signed: I Signed by Author.
NF in VG+ jacket. Signed by the Author SIGNED-Octavo. Black boards quarterbound in a cloth backstrip of the same color with bright, shiny silver lettering and a decorative silver outline letterbox. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine. Outside corners are sharp. Map endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page in black pen. Binding is straight and tight; pages clean, white and crisp. Nearly unnoticable trace of handling on the outside edge of the textblock. 694 pages. Silver foil dust jacket has very light wrinkles along the upper edge. 1/3" circular closed tear in the front corner of the tail of the spine. Chip in the tip of the upper rear corner is 3/8" wide and runs down the outside edge of the rear cover about 2/3." $21.95 price on the upper corner of the front inside flap. Additional photos will be quickly provided of any portion(s) of this book you have concerns with. Just contact us.
Fine in Fine DJ. Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire. 976 pp., 8vo. Cloth hardcovers in djs & cloth slc. 2 vols. Special limited edition signed by author George R. R. Martin & illustrator Ted Nasmith; of 500 numbered copies & 52 lettered copies, this is copy 85. Gilt decorations to front boards & lettering to spines. Illustrated w/ line drawings throughout; 3 full-color illustrations (including 1 fold-out). Boards fine. Bindings tight. Textblock edges clean. Textblock interiors clean & crisp. Djs fine. Some very light soiling to bottom edge of otherwise clean & crisp slc. Signed by author & illustrator.
when you buy a hardback book? something about 9x6? surprise! this "hardback" is 4.5 x 6. a paperback size with hardcovers. it seems a bit dishonest to sell this as a hardback without disclosing it's paperback size.
Jun 13, 2014
A Game of Thrones
Purchased books and videos for my son, He loves them!
Jun 6, 2013
Meh....maybe Clash of Kings is better
I'm always one who enjoys the books more than their television/movie counterparts; but this is one of those rare occasions where I'd rather just watch the show. I'm sure the second book is better since this is just the introductory book, but I found myself getting bored with the text, it's not as engrossing as I thought it would be.
Sep 15, 2011
Great plot....awesome characters...always interesting...Fantasy fiction at its best!Royal
Aug 7, 2011
A staple of a good fantasy library
I have been a sci fi and fantasy reader for years, but somehow this series escaped my attention until a couple of years ago. It should practically be required reading for aspiring fantasy authors; THIS is how you build a world and its politics believably. THIS is how you develop characters. THIS is how you introduce supernatural events without your readers rolling their eyes. Martin has incredible attention to detail. The experience of delving into his books is rich and utterly engrossing. I had read other reviews that mentioned how political this series is, and that gave me pause, but Martin manages to keep the book from ever being bogged down because of it; rather, the political aspects lend the story its hint of mystery and suspense. The game of thrones is a bloody one. Start this series if you have a few months to commit, because once you get involved in this world, you won't be able to NOT care about the characters and their struggles. Highly recommended.
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