New York: Del Rey, 1978. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. 5 7/8 X 8 1/2 Inches. 216 PP. Very Good / Near Fine. Item #1978
The second book in the Star Wars realm. This book was written by Foster as part of the original novelization of 'A New Hope' deal. The story was to be the basis of a second, lower-budget film should Star Wars not succeed at the box office. Of particular note is the fact that this book is also the genesis of the expanded universe. First trade edition (Stated "First Ballantine Books Edition: February 1978" on the copyright page). Original price of $7.95 intact on front flap of DJ. Signed on the title page by Alan Dean Foster. Signed by Foster specifically for Back in Time Rare Books. Adhesive remnant and subsequent offsetting to front and pastedown and endpaper, otherwise a stunning copy.