Perdido Street Station by China Miéville [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 2001
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  DEL REY / BALLANTINE BOOKS
The odd case wherein a first edition is issued in softcover rather than hardcover, this Deluxe Paperback measures 9" x 6" and features both front and rear panels and fancy deckle edges.
Book is like new w/ some very minor wear to cover.
New Crobuzon Book #1 -- Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one--not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before encountered. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. Soon an eerie metamorphosis will occur that will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon--and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it evokes.