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which bears many alarming resemblances to our own

Fahrenheit 451.

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 Bradbury’s most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times).

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