“MAY YOUR WINTERS BE SHORT, YOUR SUMMER BOUNTIFUL”: FIRST EDITIONS OF THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS IN GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S EPIC FANTASY SERIES, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE—EACH VOLUME 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. $6500.
First editions of the first five novels in Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire”—“one of the best fantasy series ever written”—inscribed and signed by the author "To Steve, May your winters be short, your summers bountiful" on the half title of A Game of Thrones; "To Drew, Enjoy the feast" on the half title of A Feast for Crows; and "To Linda, with all good wishes" on the half title of A Storm of Swords. A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons are each signed by Martin on the title page.
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 and desirable inscribed and signed set.