His Dark Materials trilogy.
The Northern Lights; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass.
London, Scholastic Publications, 1995, 1997 & 2000.
His Dark Materials charts the coming of age stories of Lyra and Will as they traverse a series of parallel universes. The individual books in the trilogy have won a number of awards, including the 1995 Carnegie Medal for Northern Lights and the 2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award for The Amber Spyglass. The trilogy has spawned a number of adaptations, including the National Theatre's two-part dramatisation (2003-2004), New Line Cinema's Hollywood film adaptation (2007), and, most recently, an HBO/BBC television series (2019-).
First UK editions, 3 vols, vol. I signed by the author on title; 8vo, (225 x 145 mm); text leaves slightly toned at extremities in vols I and II, minor glue (?) stain to title of vol. I, minor ink stain at lower edge of text block of vol. II (not affecting text); publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt, unclipped dust-jackets, slight creasing to dust-jacket of vol. I with spines of vols I and III slightly sunned, very good overall condition.
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