A Wizard of Earthsea (First Edition)

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Price: $1,500.00
Manufacturer Part No: 1028006
Format: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Year: 1968

Le GUIN, Ursula K[roeber]. A Wizard of Earthsea.  Drawings by Ruth Robbins. Berkeley, CA: Parnassus Press [1968]. 8vo, 206pp. Aquamarine cloth pictorially stamped in black. Light green endpapers; b&w illustrated chapter headings, full-page b&w map, and two-page b&w map. A fine copy with minute spine bumping in the original color pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, spine sunned, some wear at spine ends, small faint stain to top of front panel).

First edition, first printing, with the first issue point of the faint vertical smudge on the title page present. A lovely copy of the first book in Ursula K. Le Guin’s beloved Earthsea series. When the young boy Sparrowhawk discovers he is gifted with magic, he apprentices with the Master Wizard of his island. But his impatience to learn more drives him to the School for Wizards on Roke Island, where, attempting great magic, he accidentally sets free a great evil. Now, he must find a way to stop it before the balance between the light and the dark is destroyed. $1,500.

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