New York, Raven Books / Random House, 1977. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. This is the UK edition (US sheets, Raven Books on spine). An important milestone in fantasy literature. The book was condemned as being derivative of Tolkien, and it certainly owes a huge debt, but in the subsequent decades Brooks has produced a huge number of books in the series, making the present title the first in a long line of fantasy works. Recently filmed for TV, following in the Game of Thrones trend. Some fustiness, gift inscription to the front endpaper, price-clipped, a little bumping to the spine tips. [8571, Hyraxia Books].