Howl's Moving Castle


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Author: Diana Wynne Jones


JONES, Diana Wynne. Howl’s Moving Castle. NY: Greenwillow [1986]. 8vo, [x] 212pp. Navy quarter-cloth stamped in silver with maroon boards decoratively stamped in blind. Maroon endpapers.  A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (rear panel a tad soiled, half-inch clean tear at top of rear panel). With a bookplate, signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones, and a publisher’s marketing sheet laid in.

First edition, review copy. When young Sophie Hatter offends the Witch of the Waste, she finds herself transformed into an old woman. With nowhere else to go, she winds up at the mysterious moving castle of the Wizard Howl. The basis for the celebrated Miyazaki film.