Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2000. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 141 of 500, octavo size, 544 pp., signed by Tim Powers. Fine / fine. Item #17031806
Historical events are often reimagined through works of fiction, but few writers bring the creative force and eloquent style of Tim Powers (b. 1952), who incorporates supernatural elements into his stories as motivations for the characters. In his work, Powers demonstrates an adherence to real-life events and people; for example, the British spy and double agent Kim Philby features in the book "Declare", a spy novel and secret history of the Cold War.
"Declare" won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2001; the book is a fascinating look at mid-twentieth century history with gripping supernatural elements operating behind actual events.
___DESCRIPTION: Full blue cloth, "Ankh" symbol in silver on the front board, silver lettering and ornament on the spine, endpapers with black-and-white surreal photographs of faces, frontispiece a black-and-white illustration of the protagonist in a scene from the book; octavo size (9.25" by 6.25"), pagination: [1-8] 9-544, one of 500 copies, this number 141, signed by Tim Powers on the limitation page at the front of the book. In a pictorial paper dust jacket with red lettering on the front panel and spine, black-and-white surreal illustration on the rear panel, and a description of the book on the front and rear flaps; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $75.00 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The dust jacket is fine also, unclipped, clean with bright colours, without wear.
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