1976 · New York
by Lucas, George; [Foster, Alan Dean]
New York: Del Rey, 1976. First edition thus. Fine in near fine jacket.. First hardcover issue of Alan Dean Foster's ghostwritten novelization. One of a select number of genuinely scarce and collectible book club editions: issued after the paperback release, just months before the film itself appeared in theaters, and preceding the first trade hardcover edition by a year. Foster, currently waging his own valiant rebellion against Lucasfilm's new overlord, the Disney empire, for the royalties due him, is a giant of the media franchise novelization world: adapter not only of STAR WARS but also of Clash of the Titans, The Last Starfighter, several Star Trek, Terminator, Transformers, and any number of Alien properties. 8'' x 5.25''. Original light grey boards, blue-lettered spine. In original dust jacket clipped free of book club notice. Jacket painting by John Berkey. "S27" printed in gutter of page 183. Illustrated with two 8-page color photographic supplements. , 183,  pages. Just a bit of edgewear and faint soiling to jacket.
(Inventory #: 40109)