The Illustrated Man.
Item Number: 2520
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.
Ray Bradbury's second collection, The Illustrated Man is a marvelous, if mostly dark, quilt of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In an ingenious framework to open and close the book, Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos." (Stanley Wiater)Ask a Question
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, 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.
"Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters": First Edition of The Shining; Signed by Stephen King
Garden City: Doubleday, 1977.
First edition of King’s third novel. Octavo, original half black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light wear. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Arthur Baker, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original green boards. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just light toning to the inner front flap.
"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.