First edition, first printing of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, a novel by George Lucas, appearing first in paperback, six months before the theatrical release.
Octavo, , 220pp. Illustrated paperback, with cover art by Ralph McQuarrie. Stated “First Edition, December 1976” on copyright page. Light wear to front hinge, shelf wear to both covers, remainder mark on verso, appears lightly read. Housed in custom clamshell, title on spine. A near fine copy, with only a handful of copies of this true first edition known to survive.
The true first issue of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, which appeared in paperback version before the more common trade hardback, which was released by Del Rey books in 1977. This book was ghostwritten by veteran science fiction writer, Alan Dean Foster, from the screenplay by George Lucas.