CODEX DERYNIANUS: BEING A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE PEOPLES, PLACES & THINGS OF THE DERYNE & THE HUMAN WORLDS OF THE XI KINGDOMS. San Bernadino, California: The Borgo Press; Grass Valley: Underwood Books, 1998. Large octavo, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blue. First edition. Part of the numbered and signed issue limited to 500 copies, this being #95. A fictional encyclopedia of the characters and significant features of the Deryni series of heroic fantasy novels and short stories by Katherine Kurtz, which started in 1970 with DERYNI RISING and consisted of at least four trilogies at the time of this work's creation. The stories are set in a quasi-medieval world with a focus on a loose equivalent of Britain. Magic abounds. This large, 344-page volume, mostly set in double columns, also contains chronologies and genealogies for the characters in the novels, as well as maps, bibliography and author notes. An ambitious and noteworthy project. A fine copy in slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#145815).
First edition so stated on copyright page.