Skinwalkers [UK first edition, hardback, 1988]

Skinwalkers [UK first edition, hardback, 1988]



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Publication Details: 

London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1988.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the first UK edition of Tony Hillerman's eighth novel, Skinwalkers, which was published in 1988 by Michael Joseph LTD in London, England.

This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. The cover was illustrated by Neil Breedon. This cover mimics the Sphere Books Ltd covers and follows the same format: a multimedia collage, over a rough canvas base, that incorporates folk art elements and and items that indicate plot elements. In this case, there is a sandpainting featuring a yei figure flanked by flowers. These elements are framed by blue and white coarse string embroidery, with a secondary framing device of a green, blue, and white colored geometric diamond pattern. A smattering of blood and feathers, neither of which manifest in the novel, provide the finishing touches.

On the back, on a goldenrod background, a drawing of the figure from the front cover sits atop a quote from Jonathan Kellerman. Three other quotes are below, and the bar code is at the bottom right corner.

The jacket contains both front and back fold-outs. The front fold-out contains a brief synopsis of the novel and the back fold-out contains a brief biography of Tony Hillerman.

  • Title Page Transcription:
  • Contents:
    [10] blank (2), half title, Also by Tony Hillerman, title page, copyright, dedication, Author's Note, quote, fiction disclaimer, 1-216 text, [217-218] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Hardcover, 22 x 14 cm
    • Binding: Full bound red cloth boards. Author name, book title, and publisher's imprint in gold on spine.
    • Collation: [10] 1-216 [217-218]
    • Price: £ 10.95