The Lives of Christopher Chant
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
JONES, Diana Wynne. The Lives of Christopher Chant. NY: Greenwillow . 8vo, [x] 230pp. Gray paper wrappers printed in black. Light rubbing to upper spine end, spine lightly sunned, covers a tad discolored, else a clean, tight copy. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.
Uncorrected Bound Galley. The fourth book Diana Wynne Jones wrote in her Chrestomanci series, but chronologically the first. The tale of the childhood of the man who would go on to be Chrestomanci, and how he discovered to use and channel his magic (the secret is never touching silver!). One of the most fascinating aspect of this bound gallery are the editor’s notations for where corrections were yet to be made, including slight changes to Americanize the text from its original British usage of English.