George R. R. Martin. Quartet (2001), signed. The first foray into Westeros
Martin, George R. R.Quartet: Four Tales from the Crossroads. Illustrated by Charles Vess. Framingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2001. One of 1200 copies. A fine copy in dustwrapper.
This copy specially signed by the author and the illustrator.
A collection of shorter pieces, including “Blood of the Dragon,” the Nebula Award winning novella published originally in the July 1996 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction that Martin expanded into A Game of Thrones (which was published in August 1996). The cover art is by Charles Vess, the much lauded illustrator best revered for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint.