First Edition of Ray Bradbury's A Medicine for Melancholy; lengthily inscribed by him
A Medicine For Melancholy: Stories of Wonder and Delight.
Item Number: 95169
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959.
First edition of Bradbury’s short story collection. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Ray Bradbury on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Sid – A wanderer in unseen countries – from one who has followed in his footsteps – and for – with admiration – June! Ray Bradbury 2/2/59.” The recipient, Sidney L. Stebel is an American writer, creative writing teacher, filmographer and was a personal friend of Bradbury’s. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Joseph Mugniani.
A Medicine For Melancholy contains twenty-two short stories including the zany and humorous The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, the eerie fantasy of Dark They Were, and the spine-chilling The Dragon. Whatever their mood or setting, these brilliant stories all possess that unique "Bradbury touch" which has made the author one of America's most renowned storytellers.