"WHEN YOU PLAY A GAME OF THRONES YOU WIN OR DIE": SIGNED/LIMITED 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. Burton, Michigan: Subterranean Press, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015. Ten volumes. Thick octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets, original cloth slipcases. WITH: Stapled booklets of sketches for A Game of Thrones and A Feast for Crows.
Richly illustrated signed limited editions of the first five novels in "A Song of Ice and Fire"—"one of the best fantasy series ever written"—each number 56 of 500 numbered copies boldly signed on the limitation page by George R.R. Martin and by its illustrator.
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. These Subterranean signed limited editions were published after the trade first editions, which were published from 1996 to 2015. For the first two books in the series (Game of Thrones and Clash of Kings), one-volume signed limited editions were released by Meisha Merlin press in a different format and with different illustrators. Subterranean Press, who took over the series starting with the third book, issued new signed limited editions of the first two titles to match the format of the later titles. Each book is also signed on the limitation page by its illustrator: Ted Nasmith (A Game of Thrones), Richard Hescox (A Clash of Kings), Charles Vess (A Storm of Swords), Thomas Canty (A Feast for Crows), and Marc Fishman (A Dance with Dragons). This set also includes the stapled booklets of sketches for the illustrations for A Game of Thrones and A Feast for Crows, which were only made available to the earliest subscribers, and only for those two titles.
A fine set.