The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials #2 [U.K. FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING]
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman [HIS DARK MATERIALS #2]
U.K. FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  DAVID FICKLING BOOKS / SCHOLASTIC U.K.
Beautiful copy of this Gorgeous and Rare TRUE first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in excellent shape with some extremely minor shelf / edge wear.
Book itself is in very good condition; gilt adorned cover with gold dagger on front.
Cover is clean and looks great with some scuffs and scratches [mostly on back] and pages read beautifully w/ a hint of tanning.
*Gift inscription to original owner written on first blank page and the name and title of the book are handwritten on the inside of back cover.
Book two in the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels.
Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, and their destinies are bound together... until they are split apart.