New York: Ballantine, 1976. Ralph McQuarrie. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. 4 1/4 X 7 Inches. 220 pages. Very Good +. Item #21
The original first printing of this classic. Preceded both the hardcover Del Rey BCE and the trade edition that followed in 1977. This is the first appearance of Star Wars: A New Hope in print! Cover art by the incredible Ralph McQuarrie, whose drawings of Lucas' outer space gang did more for the propagation of Star Wars than anything in the pre-production era. A nice example of this often overlooked book of significant importance to the Star Wars collector. Spine is UNBROKEN. Slight wear at edges. Would appear to be an unread copy.