The fourth volume in George R. R. Martin’s classic ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. This was first issued in the UK in October 2005 by Voyager as a regular trade hardcover and simultaneously as a special signed, limited edition (of a 1000 copies). The limited edition (ISBN: 000722463x) was originally available only through Amazon for £35. This edition was bound in red cloth with matching slipcase and shipped without the dust-jacket of the trade edition. There is just one printing for the limited edition which is identified by a single ‘1’ on the copyright page.

A feast for crows - front A Fest for Crows - Signature pageFeast for crows - copyright

There was also an additional ‘international’ version of the limited edition which was intended for markets outside of the UK. This was limited to just 300 copies and wasn’t intended to be numbered – however, due to a mistake at the publishers a number of these copies escaped into the wild. When the mistake was realised the publishers froze the remaining stock, and are said to have removed the numbering on these copies. So there is likely to be fewer than 300 *numbered* copies of this edition out there. Copies which are still shrink-wrapped will be identified by an ‘Export Only Edition’ sticker to the front.

This was also re-issued in hardcover last year. In both a trade edition and a special slipcase edition (sadly *not* signed or limited) to match that of previous volumes in the series.

Copies of the UK limited edition still surface fairly regularly and currently fetch prices of £100+ for a good copy – more if the copy is still in the publishers shrink wrap. Due to the reduced print-run of the international edition copies are scarcer and the price reflects this exect prices of £150 and upwards.

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