His Dark Materials
Author: Philip Pullman
Illustrator: Peter Bailey
PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials. Illustrated by Peter Bailey. With a new Preface by the Author. London: Folio Society, 2008. 8vo, xiv 362pp; x 299pp; x 466pp. Black cloth pictorially stamped in gold. 33 color plates (11 in each volume). A fine set, housed in original black slipcase with pictorial label affixed to one side.
First Folio-Society edition. Philip Pullman’s beloved and New York Times best-selling His Dark Materials series (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) is brought to stunning life in this gorgeously crafted boxed set. Featuring 11 full-color plates by artist Peter Bailey in each volume, Lyra Belacqua’s journey through different worlds is captured in his delicately colored, detailed line drawings. Also included, are the author’s own small black-and-white illustrations at the start of each chapter. Beautifully bound and lovingly illustrated, these sumptuous editions will make this set a treasure for any collector.