London, Bloomsbury, 2004. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. Two  Volumes. Fine condition. Each volume signed by the author without inscription to the half title. Both states (no priority) of the binding, being cream cloth with similar jacket and black cloth with black jacket. A stunning novel that took the author ten years of hardwork. Copious footnotes, novel-length in their own. The book won the Hugo Award and was also longlisted for the Booker - rare for a novel to be found in both categories. The novel also won the World Fantasy Award, the Locus, and a number of other awards. Illustrations by Portia Rosenberg [6620, Hyraxia Books].