I Was a Rat! signed by Philip Pullman, 1st/1st, 1999
London: Doubleday, (1999). SIGNED. First edition. This copy is fine. The comical frontal illustrations are on paper covered boards, which are all tight and sharp at the corners. The text blocks are bright and white, however, there is a light spot of wear present on the side. The author’s signature appears on the title page in blue ink and is without inscription. Overall, this is a fine copy of a highly presentable, signed title. A small boy arrives on the doorstep of a childless couple, politely but insistently asserting that he used to be a rat. The hapless Roger is first taken from his new home for a ‘philosophical investigation’, then exploited as a fairground exhibit and finally hunted as an alleged threat to society, until the remarkable truth finally emerges.