The Tripods – A Trilogy

John Christopher (Kestrel Books, 1984)

The Tripods | A Trilogy by John Christopher (Kestrel Books, 1984)

Young adult science-fiction about an alien race enslaving humans.

Originally published in the 1960s – The White Mountains (1967), The City of Gold and Lead (1967), and The Pool of Fire (1968) – these copies being published in 1984 which coincided neatly with the BBC-TV adaptation broadcast 1984-5.

Hardback – glazed pictorial boards. pp 156, 159, 155. Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches approx. (223mm x 140mm).

Lightly knocked to spine ends and the corner tips of boards; spines slightly cocked. A little spotted to edges of page-blocks and occasional corner creases to pages but generally clean throughout.

Overall, showing signs of being handled and read but otherwise nice, clean copies – uncommon in this edition.