“The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience": First Edition of Frank Herbert's Classic Novel Dune; Warmly Inscribed by Him

  • Dune.


Item Number: 16030

New York/ Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965.

First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “To Bill Barnes- appreciation for kind words- Frank Herbert.” An excellent near fine example in a near fine dust jacket with some light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Jacket art by John Schoenherr. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Dune was awarded the first Nebula award for best science fiction novel, shared the Hugo award, and "became one of the most famous of all science fiction novels" (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction). Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.