Spring-Heeled Jack Signed by Philip Pullman 1st / 1st 1989


First edition and first print published by Doubleday in 1989. This is a near fine copy. In laminate boards without a dust wrapper as issued. A very nice near fine copy with very little if any previous owner's wear. all of the pages are clean and free from marks. Overall a near fine copy. It has been signed to the title page without dedication by the author Philip Pullman.


A rare early title by the author. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837. This urban legend was very popular in its time. Philip Pullman with help from illustrator David Mostyn writes about him. Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets....


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