[THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN]: THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER, THE CLAW OF THE CONCILIATOR, THE SWORD OF THE LICTOR and THE CITADEL OF THE AUTARCH. New York: Simon & Schuster / Timescape Books, [1980-1983]. Octavo, four volumes, cloth-backed boards. First editions, first printings. The complete "The Book of the New Sun," comprising THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER, THE CLAW OF THE CONCILIATOR, THE SWORD OF THE LICTOR and THE CITADEL OF THE AUTARCH. The first volume won the 1981 World Fantasy award, and was winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, Novel, 1982; the second won the 1981 Nebula award. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1282. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-270. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 95. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 154-60. A fine set in fine dust jackets. A lovely set of one of the major works of contemporary SF. (#165476).
First printing of each book with number line on copyright page beginning or ending in "1."