which bears many alarming resemblances to our own
Item Number: 2526
New York: Ballantine, 1953.
First edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Near fine in wrappers as issued, without the usual crease to the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. The true first edition, first printing, as the paperback issue was published a month before Ballantine released the hardbound issue. The basis of the film directed by Francois Truffaut, starring Oscar Werner.
ahrenheit 451 remains Bradburys most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradburys account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times).
Other Books by this Author
"The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us": First British Edition of Fahrenheit 451; Warmly Inscribed by Ray Bradbury
London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954.
First British edition of the author’s classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Bradbury as follows, “This book, the version of 25 thousand words was written in nine days when I was 30 years old, 1950!.With Love, Ray Bradbury September 2000.” Bradbury has also drawn fire around the inscription. Fine in a near fine unfaded jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp copy with a nice inscription about the history of this story.
New York: Harper Collins, 2006.
First edition. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Bradbury as follows, “_______- This story written when I was 25 years old.1945! Love, Ray Bradbury, Sept. 06,"
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Owner stamp on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title. A bright copy.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Some toning to the spine, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine extremities, light rubbing and a few short closed tears to the extremities. A bright copy of author’s best-known work, a cornerstone of 20th-century science fiction.
"We cannot build the future by avenging the past": The Once and Future King; Signed and Inscribed with a drawing by T.H. White
New York: G.P. Putnam's and Sons, 1958.
Sixth printing, published the same year as the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author with a drawing of himself on the front free endpaper, "Self-portrait of the author with his eyes shut for Steve Waring 8.12.60." Additionally signed by White on the title page. Light rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a good dust jacket with wear and chips.
"Rebus, unable to move, decided it was safe to go to sleep now": First Edition of Knots & Crosses; Signed by Ian Rankin
London: Bodley Head, 1987.
First edition of the author’s first Inspector Rebus mystery. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Rankin who has additionally added the words, “Rebus, unable to move, decided it was safe to go to sleep now.” Rankin has also added his knots & crosses motif.
“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand": First Editions of each volume in the Odyssey Series; Each signed by Arthur C. Clarke
The Odyssey Series, including: 2001 A Space Odyssey; 2010: Odyssey Two; 2061: Odyssey Three; 3001 the Final Odyssey.
New York: New American Library, 1968-1997.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Odyssey Series. Octavo, original half cloth, 4 volumes. Each volume is signed by Arthur C. Clarke. Each is fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Strahan and Co., 1871.
10 volumes. Original green cloth with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; gilt panelling to upper boards, all edges gilt. In very good condition. Owner’s inscription on the half title page of volume one.