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The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King by  Lloyd Alexander - Hardcover - First edition, first printing - 1968 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 18336)

The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King

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The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King

by Alexander, Lloyd

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  • Hardcover
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NY: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1968. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine.


First editions, first printings. Five volumes. The complete set of the Prydain Cycle.


"The Book of Three" is near fine in the publisher's purple paper boards; the dustwrapper is not clipped and has the original price of $3.75, lightly browned, rubbed, rough along the edges and fold.


"The Black Cauldron" is signed by the author on the title page. A near fine copy in publisher's red paper boards. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is lightly browned from aging, else is near fine. It was a Newbery Honor selection.


"The Castle of Llyr" is near fine in the publisher's blue paper boards, showing only a trace of aging; the dustwrapper is not clipped and has the original price of $3.95, lightly browned, rubbed, rough along the edges and fold.


"Taran Wanderer" is in the publisher's blue paper boards and is a fine copy. The dustwrapper is near fine with only light soil and darkening of the spine. It is price-clipped, but is a review copy with the publisher's review slip laid-in.


"The High King" is in the publisher's blue paper boards and shows light browning from age. The dustwrapper is first state without the Newbery medal, is somewhat browned, mostly on the spine, and soiled, else is in very good condition. With the author's signature on a slip of paper laid-in.


This is Alexander's high fantasy masterpiece, based on Welsh mythology, and with roots in the Mabinogion, though inflated and changed around by the author.


Overall this is a wonderful set of stated first editions.

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Bookseller
Thorn Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
18336
Title
The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King
Author
Alexander, Lloyd
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart, Winston
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1968
Bookseller catalogs
Arthurian;
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