Ruby in the Smoke


Author: Philip Pullman

PULLMAN, Philip. The Ruby in the Smoke. NY: Alfred A. Knopf [1987]. 12mo, [vi] 233pp. Blue half-cloth stamped in silver on spine with red boards. A near fine copy with minute bumping at board edges, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, chipping around edges, with 1/2" open tear on bottom left of front panel).

First US Edition.BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her fathers mysterious death.