A Thief of Time [Advance Reading Copy, paperback, 1988b]

A Thief of Time [Advance Reading Copy, paperback, 1988b]



Date Published: 
Publication Details: 

New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the second advance reading copy of A Thief of Time. The eighth book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mystery Series.

This edition gives insight into a usually unseen process of promoting a book before publication. An advanced reading copy is the uncorrected proof that is distributed, without charge, to: journalists, book sellers, and celebrities for review and for promotional purposes. This is usually done a half a year in advance of the book release, both so any issues can be corrected and so any celebrity endorsements can be printed on the dust cover. Unlike other advanced reading copies, this copy looks exactly like the first edition of the book, complete with an identical cover illustration by Peter Thorpe.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    [decorative rules] | TONY HILLERMAN | [decorative rules] | A THIEF | OF TIME | A NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF SKINWALKERS | Copyright 1988 by Tony Hillerman | (Please do not quote, cite or circulate | without express written permission) . | [publisher's logo] | Harper & Row, Publishers, New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington | London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney
  • Contents:
    i brief description, [ii] blank, iii ACCLAIM FOR TONY HILLERMAN'S SKINWALKERS, [iv] blank, v title page, vi acknowledgement, dedication, and author's note, 001-298 text
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 23.5 x 15.5 cm
    • Binding: Full-colored paste board covers. The cover is identical to the first edition with the addition of ADVANCED READING COPY. The author, title, publisher's logo, and publisher are printed vertically on the spine.
    • Collation: [i-iv] 001-298
    • Price: Not Applicable
Hieb, 1990: A10ax2