NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #17758
8vo. xi(i),876,(iv)pp. Black cloth spine, dark gray paper over boards, both blocked in copper foil. The spine titling is somewhat worn-almost typical for this binding--else this is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper is not price-clipped and is fine and bright Inscribed by the author in the title page: This copy is signed on the title page, not on a plate or slip of paper pasted in. "Historical writing on a grand scale, with all the magic conviction and resonance of ballad and ancient lore." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-48.