“The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: 1) Silence; 2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown; and 3) Do not interfere with the nature of causality.”
PRATCHETT, Terry. Guards, Guards. London, Victor Gollancz, 1989.
8vo. Original blue cloth titled red to spine with original dust wrapper; pp. 288; near fine.
First edition. A satire on the crime novel, secret societies, and The Hobbit in which the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night summon a dragon to overthrow the city Patrician, but get more than they bargained for in the process. Notable for introducing the character of Colonel Vimes, who would go on to be the protagonist of many books in the series.
This is the eighth book in the Discworld canon, and the first book in the City Watch subcanon.