First Edition of Frank Herbert's Classic Novel Dune; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 16030
New York/ Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “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.
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.