Author: Lloyd Alexander
ALEXANDER, Lloyd. Westmark. NY: E.P. Dutton . 8vo, [vii] 184pp. Brown half-cloth stamped in black with red boards. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, Lloyd Alexander.
First Edition.When Theo agrees to print a traveling showman's pamphlet, he only thinks of the money it will bring in. Instead, it sets off a chain reaction that results in the smashing of the press and the murder of his master. Caught on the wrong side of the law, Theo must flee the city. Soon, he has teamed up with the traveling showman Count Las Bombas (who is actually a con artist) and his servant. The trio is soon joined by Mickle, a clever, strong-willed girl with a mysterious past. Performing feats that astound and amaze, the motley crew falls into a trap set by Chief Minister Cabbarus, who is determined to wrest power from the grief-stricken king. Now they must not only save themselves-they must save the kingdom... This is a beautiful first edition copy of the first book in Lloyd Alexander's classic Westmark trilogy, signed by the author.