Author: Philip Pullman
PULLMAN, Philip. Clockwork. Or All Wound Up. With illustrations by Leonid Gore. [NY}: Arthur A. Levine Books . 12mo, xii 113pp.Black half-cloth stamped in red on spine with red embossed boards.B&w pictorial endpapers; 23 b&w illustrations. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped).
First US Edition.Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ...Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork ...