London: Doubleday, 2002. [Gothic Fantasy] SIGNED FIRST PRINTING thus; originally published in 1982, this edition is newly illustrated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's cloth, fine, in very near fine wrapper. By the prize-winning author of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. Author's signature to the title page in blue ink. Pullman's first children's adventure, presented here with new illustrations. The novel is set in the fictional Swiss village of Karlstein in 1816, where the evil Count has struck a deal with Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, who terrorises the townsfolk. In order to secure wealth, Karlstein has agreed to sacrifice his two young nieces, on All Soul's Eve, ten years hence. Item #55004
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