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The Lord of Chaos – Leather Bound – US – Limited Edition – Robert Jordan

The tenth volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the US by Tor books in January 2003 (ISBN: 0-765-30592-5) this special signed, limited edition was published simultaneously with the US trade hardcover edition. Issued without dust-jacket the boards are bound in green leather with gold titling to the spine. Comes with matching green leather slipcase. As is customary with earlier volumes this has full-colour map end pages – it also has the trade edition dust-jacket artwork (again by Daryl K. Sweet) bound into the volume. Signed directly by the author to a limitation page this edition is limited to just 150 numbered copies with a further 52 lettered copies originally reserved for the publisher and author. This is also a first edition (identified by a full number-line on the copyright page) and originally retailed for $200.

The scarcity (copies only occasionally surface on the open market), the limited edition nature and the verified signature of this volume makes copies expensive. Although cheaper than the leather bound copies of previous volumes in the series, for a good condition, numbered copy expect to pay in excess of £450. For a lettered copy (which come onto the market even less often) then your guess is as good as mine!

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New Spring – Leather Bound – US – Limited Edition – Robert Jordan

Stand-alone novel set before the start of ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the US by Tor books in January 2004 (ISBN: 0-765-30926-2) this special signed, limited edition was published simultaneously with the US trade hardcover edition. Issued without dust-jacket the boards are bound in green leather with gold titling to spine. Comes with matching green leather slipcase. As is customary with the other limited edition volumes in this series this has full-colour map end pages – it also has the trade edition dust-jacket artwork (again by Daryl K. Sweet) bound into the volume. Signed directly by the author to a limitation page this edition is limited to just 150 numbered copies (down from the 200 for other volumes in the series) with a further 52 lettered copies (up from 25 for the other volumes in the series) originally reserved for the publisher and author. This is also a first edition (identified by a full number-line on the copyright page) and originally retailed for $150.

The scarcity, the limited edition nature and the verified signature of this volume makes copies expensive. Although cheaper than the leather bound copies of other volumes in the series, for a good condition, numbered copy expect to pay in excess of £300. For a lettered copy (which come onto the market even less often) then prices are £600+

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The Lord of Chaos – Leather Bound – US – Limited Edition – Robert Jordan

The sixth volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the US by Tor books in November 1994 (ISBN: 0-312-85788-8) this special signed, limited edition was published simultaneously with the US trade hardcover edition. Issued without dust-jacket the boards are bound in green leather with gold titling to spine. Comes with matching green leather slipcase. As is customary with the previous 3 volumes this has full-colour map end pages – it also has the trade edition dust-jacket artwork (again by Daryl K. Sweet) bound into the volume. Signed directly by the author to a limitation page this edition is limited to just 200 numbered copies with a further 25 lettered copies originally reserved for the publisher and author. This is also a first edition (identified by a full number-line on the copyright page) and originally retailed for $200.

The scarcity, the limited edition nature and the verified signature of this volume makes copies expensive. Although cheaper than the leather bound copies of previous volumes in the series, for a good condition, numbered copy expect to pay in excess of £400. For a lettered copy (which come onto the market even less often) then your guess is as good as mine!

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The Fires of Heaven – UK 1st HB – Robert Jordan

The fifth volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the UK by Orbit Books in November 1993 (ISBN: 1-85723-190-2). The jacket shares the same cover illustration (Daryl K. Sweet) as the US edition and is priced at £15.99. As with the previous volume this comes with matching front and rear full colour maps. This is the first book of the series that was reprinted shortly after the initial print (in this case the same year). Later prints are identified on the copyright page with the words ‘reprinted’ and the year of the reprint.

The UK 1st printing of this book is unsurprisingly more readily available and cheaper than the previous volumes. Expect to pay £20-40 for a decent copy dependent on condition. There are a few signed copies available which will easily reach £80.

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The Shadow Rising – UK 1st HB – Robert Jordan

The fourth volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the UK by Orbit Books in December 1992 (ISBN: 1-85723-079-5). This was preceded by the US edition which was printed in November of the same year. The jacket shares the same illustration (Daryl K. Sweet) as the US edition and is priced at £15.99. As with the previous volume this comes with matching front and rear full colour maps. Later prints are identified on the copyright page with the words ‘reprinted’ and the year.

This is the first volume in the series that was also published by Tor Books in the US as a signed, limited edition of just 150 copies. Fully bound in green leather with gold blocking to spine with matching slipcase and the original cover artwork bound into the book.

The UK 1st printing of this book is unsurprisingly more readily available and cheaper than the previous volumes. Expect to pay £30-50 for a decent copy. The Tor limited edition is extremely rare and if you can get hold of it is likely to be in excess of £500.

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The Dragon Reborn – UK 1st HB – Robert Jordan

The third volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the UK by Orbit Books in May 1992 (ISBN: 1-85723-024-8). This was preceded by the US edition which was printed in September of the previous year. The jacket shares the same illustration (Daryl K. Sweet) as the US edition and is priced at £15.99. This is the first volume in the series that ditches the interior end-piece illustrations for matching front and rear full colour maps. This was re-reprinted by Orbit in 1999 with the same dust-jacket illustration. The reprint is identified via the copyright page with the words ‘Reprinted in 1999’ and with a price of £19.99 on the jacket.

The UK 1st printing of this book seems to be pretty rare – certainly more so than for ‘The Great Hunt’, and is generally priced accordingly. Expect to pay £150-£200 for a decent copy of the 1st printing, whilst the 1999 reprint also has some value ~ £50.

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The Great Hunt – UK 1st HB

The second volume in ‘The Wheel of Time’ series. Published in the UK by Orbit Books in April 1991 (ISBN: 0356197654). This was preceded by the US edition which was printed in November of the previous year. The jacket is priced at £13.95, and features an illustration Melvin Grant. What’s interesting is that the cover illustration was changed for the next UK edition (1999) to be the same as that for the US editions – Darrell K. Sweet. As far as i’m aware there were no additional printings of the 1st edition – so if it has the right jacket it is a 1st edition!

Prices for this book are considerably less than for a UK 1st of ‘The Eye of the World’ and (here I’m not sure why) and are also less than for the next volume ‘The Dragon Reborn’. Expect to pay about £80 for a decent copy. The 1999 2nd edition is also relatively rare and can fetch prices of £40.

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