“WHEN YOU PLAY A GAME OF THRONES YOU WIN OR DIE”: FIRST EDITIONS OF THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS IN GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S EPIC FANTASY SERIES, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, EACH ONE SIGNED BY HIM
MARTIN, George R.R. A Game of Thrones. WITH: A Clash of Kings. WITH: A Storm of Swords. WITH: A Feast for Crows. WITH: A Dance with Dragons.). New York: Bantam, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2011. Five volumes. Thick octavo, original half black, half blue, half red, half gray paper boards, cartographic endpapers, original dust jackets.
First editions of the first five novels in Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire”—“one of the best fantasy series ever written”—with Books I-III & V boldly signed on the title page, and Book IV inscribed on the half title by him, "To Zia, With all good wishes, George Martin."
Publication of the first five books in George R.R. Martin's brilliantly conceived series A Song of Ice and Fire earned him the title of "the American Tolkien" (Time Magazine). "Martin possesses a nearly supernatural gift for storytelling… His finest creations thus far are Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen… Moreover, historical asides are inseparable from the books' larger narratives, so as you're propelled through the story, the sensation is like riding a wave" (New York Times). Likening it to not only Tolkien's Lord of the Rings but also The Once and Future King by T.H. White, critics deem Martin's work "one of the best fantasy series ever written" (Denver Post). Basis for the HBO series.
A fine signed set.