PRATCHETT (TERRY) The Colour of Magic, FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 1983
Lot 233
PRATCHETT (TERRY) The Colour of Magic, FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 1983
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Lot Details
PRATCHETT (TERRY)
The Colour of Magic, FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title-page ("Ted/ Don't go down to the Edge..../ Terry Pratchett"), publisher's cloth, dust-jacket with publisher's overlay on inner front flap, 8vo, Gerrards Cross, Colin Smyth, 1983

Footnotes

  • A FINE INSCRIBED COPY OF THE FIRST DISCWORLD NOVEL. In a 1985 talk, Pratchett described The Colour of Magic as "an attempt to do for the classical fantasy universe what Blazing Saddles did for Westerns. It was also my tribute to twenty-five years of fantasy reading".

    The first printing is said to have comprised 500 copies, but 400 of these were seemingly issued to libraries making fine copies difficult to come by. The printed overlay found on the inner front flap of most copies was pasted over the original blurb as a result of inaccuracies spotted when the jacket was returned from the American printers.
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