Skinwalkers [Advance Reading Copy, paperback, 1986]

Skinwalkers [Advance Reading Copy, paperback, 1986]



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Publication Details: 

New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

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This is the advance reading copy of Skinwalkers. The seventh book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mystery Series. This cover is special because it is the first cover created by artist Peter Thorpe. His use of Navajo traditional figures and plot elements was very successful and he illustrated more than 40 Tony Hillerman novel covers.

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:
    Tony Hillerman | [decorative device] | SKINWALKERS | [publisher's logo] | HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS. New York | Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Fransisco, Washington | London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney
  • Contents:
    [i-ii] introduction to Skinwalkers and a brief Tony Hillerman biography, [iii] half title SKINWALKERS, [iv] Books by TONY HILLERMAN, [v] title page, [vi] copyright and publisher's imprint, [vii] dedication, [viii] quote by Alex Atcitty, 1-216 text
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 23.3 x 15.5 cm.
    • Binding: Full-colored pasteboard covers with the author, title, publisher's name, and publisher's logo are printed vertically on the spine.
    • Collation: [i-viii] 1-216
    • Price: Not Applicable
Hieb, 1990: A9ax2