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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - First Edition - 1996 - from 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA and

A Game of Thrones

by George R.R. Martin

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

Bantam Books, 1996. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Bantam Books, New York 1996. First Edition / First Printing. Full numberline with 1 present. Black boards. Maps at the endpaper. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards, clean pages, tight spine. Light shelf wear at the spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, closed tear. Short tear at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

Book summary

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
The first book of Westeros, the land that is about to enter the Long Winter, A Game of Thrones introduces the many players in the ever-complicated quest for power.  The family Stark who rules the land of Winterfell in the north of Westeros is watching carefully, for many strange things are afoot in the land beyond the Wall that has been guarding them for centuries.
Nebula Award Nominee (1998), Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (1997), World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (1997)


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