The Eye of the World, Jordan, Robert. Published by Tor Books, New York, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Signed, dated and inscribed by Robert Jordan. Stated First Edition, February 1990 with a full number line including number 1. Maps by John M. Ford; Interior illustrations by Matthew C. Nielsen; Cover illustrations by Darryl Sweet. 8vo up to 9½” tall. xviii+670pp. (pages xv-xviii unenumerated). Maps and illustrations. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, illustrated front endpapers with final page of text glued to rear pastedown. * Housed in first state dustjacket with $24.95 price to inside front flap. Signed in blue ink on title page below title: “For …, With best wishes, Robert Jordan, 10/23/91 Toronto”. Small bump to head of spine and light ruffling to dustjacket top of spine and otherwise this copy is in fine condition. A very rare first printing; no comparable copies currently found on the market.
*Tor initially distributed The Eye of the World in a large format paperback edition and only printed a very small print of hardcover editions which were mostly distributed to libraries. Due to unexpected demand for the hardcopy, Tor recalled and rebound some of the paperbacks into hardcover boards. In addition to all the first edition points above, this copy has the final page of text pasted down to rear inner board which suggests it is one of these rebound copies.
Book One of The Wheel of Time series; Signed copies of Book Two and Three also available.