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The Sword of Shannara

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Title:The Sword of Shannara
Price:AUD$560.00 (about USD$388.50)
Book ID:SB00-0202531
Publisher:Random House, New York, 1977
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:The Brothers Hildebrandt
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Random House, 1977, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: The Brothers Hildebrandt

726 pp., one foldout colour plate, and other black and white full-page illustrations by the brothers Hildebrandt. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has edgewear and severe chipping to the top and the bottom edges, with some loss, and a 1" tear to the top of front panel. The front foldover has been creased, as has the rear one. The page edges are browned. The publication data reads" 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 First Edition, " which is an indicaton of a true first edition from Random House.The Dust jacket is printed without a price. The American edition had a price in US dollars, with all points otherwise being the same as the UK edition which had a price in �'s. This edition has all points including printed in USA 4/77 on the rear fold over flap and the initials impressed into the front board. . I am unable to gain confirmation from Random House that this was the Australian edition. However, the following is from Terry Brooks -- "From: Terry Brooks Subject: Re: Website Feedback Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 06:13:58 -0700 To: shawn Shawn, I don't think anyone is still around who can answer that definitively. But my recollection is that Random House printed all the first editions for not only the US but for Canada, as well. These were printed without a price to allow the country receiving same to set their own price. Some of these may have made their way to other English speaking countries like Australia. Off to Japan tomorrow. England was very successful. Terry. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: The Brothers Hildebrandt. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0394413334. ISBN/EAN: 9780394413334. Inventory No: 0202531.
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