Author: Diana Wynne Jones

JONES, Diana Wynne. The Spellcoats. NY: Atheneum, 1979. 8vo, 250pp. Light green cloth with spine stamped in silver and blind-stamped cover. A near fine copy with light spotting to boards, lower edge of endpapers slightly discolored, previous owner’s stamp and handwritten date of “19 Dec 1979” on front free endpaper, in original color pictorial dust jacket (two faint creases at corners of front flap).

First US edition. The third book in Diana Wynne Jones’ Dalemark Quartet, but the one which occurs first chronologically. Set in a time before Dalemark was established, this book presents the origins of the mythology that permeates the rest of the series.