Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. ) Advance issue of the first US appearance of Pullman's first fantasy novel for children, originally published in a slightly different form in England by Chatto and Windus. The US edition is the first to contain Diana Bryan's illustrations (although they are not included in this proof copy.) A combination of horror, suspense and humor - "In the mountains of Switzerland, the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds." 240 pp. Cover by Kevin Hawkes. Very near fine in gray and white illustrated wrappers (one corner slightly bumped) . An uncommon proof. .
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