New York: Del Rey, 1978. First Hardcover Edition. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #3092
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 book club edition (which IS the first hardcover printing of this book) with the correct "I 14" letter code in the gutter of page 181. Signed on the title page by Alan Dean Foster. Signed by Foster specifically for Back in Time Rare Books. Slight wear to DJ edges. A few small closed tears and chips at edges and folds. Book is NF. Overall, a collectible copy of a scarce title to find signed by the author.