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The Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
 The Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz ZafonThe Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

This is book 16 of a numbered edition of only 250 copies

Title: The Prince of Mist

Author:  Carlos Ruiz Zafón

ISBN:  9780297856429

Weight:  627g

Numbered and signed first edition, first printing with slipcase




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The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In 1943, Max Carver’s father – a watchmaker and inventor – decides to move his family to a small town on the coast, to an abandoned house that holds many secrets and stories of its own.  Behind the house Max discovers an overgrown garden surrounded by a metal fence topped with a six-pointed star.  In the centre is a large statue of a clown set in another six-pointed star.

As the family settles in they grow increasingly uneasy: Max’s sister Alicia has disturbing dreams while his other sister, Irina, hears voices whispering to her from an old wardrobe.  With his new friend Roland, Max also discovers the wreck of a boat that sank many years ago in a terrible storm.  Everyone on board perished except for one man – an engineer who built the lighthouse at the end of the beach.

As they learn more about the wreck, the chilling story of a legendary figure called the Prince of Mist begins to emerge…

Peer & Press Reviews

Readers of all ages will find mystery, thrills, and nail-biting suspense – it has the force of Stephen King spiced with the subtlety of Neil Gaiman.

Waterstones Books Quarterly

In this page-turner, a young hero finds himself in a house haunted by secrets he is fated to uncover – but at what cost?  Magical, and even though I’m a grown-up, SCARY!

Lauren Laverne, Grazia

Nine-year-old Max Carver sets out to rescue his nearest and dearest from the malevolent character who embroils his victims in sinister pacts.


Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Prince of Mist
TranslatorLucia Graves
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 250 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has an authentication page, tipped-in directly before the title page, which confirms the book’s handwritten number and that it is a first edition.  This page also has the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication printed on it.

Note, this book is considered a young adult crossover novel.  This is why Orion Publishing released two editions on the same day.  Weidenfeld & Nicolson published the ‘adult’ version with a red cover and no dust jacket, while Orion Children’s Books issued the YA edition with a blue cover and dust jacket.

Book number16 of 250
Overall conditionVery fine / na / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherOrion Publishing Group
ImprintWeidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 139780297856429
ISBN 100297856421
FormatHardcover with slipcase, no dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)211 x 138 x 24mm (slipcase)
Image and Design Credits
Cover illustrationNeal Murren / Breed London
LetteringGray318 (author’s name)

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