TSCHAI: CITY OF THE CHASCH, SERVANTS OF THE WANKH, THE DIRDIR, THE PNUME (FOUR VOLUMES)
San Francisco, CA: Underwood-Miller, 1979 - 1981. David Ireland, Ned Dameron. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Tetralogy of the Tschai series. Octavo, 9.5 in. x 6.25 in. Illustrated with frontispieces and five to seven full-page drawings in each volume. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Very light rubbing to extremities.
City of the Chasch (1979): pp. 218. Dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title to front and spine, and pasted pictorial to front.
Servants of the Wankh (1980): pp. 211. Gray cloth-covered boards with light blue title to front and spine, and pasted pictorial to front.
The Dirdir (1980): pp.199. Yellow cloth-covered boards with brown title to front and spine, and pasted pictorial to front. Light soiling to boards.
The Pnume: (1981): pp. 193. Lavender cloth-covered boards with silver title to front and spine, and pasted pictorial to front. Very Good Plus. Item #86267
Stated first cloth editions.
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