"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

  • Fahrenheit 451.

Fahrenheit 451.

$3,750.00

Item Number: 336

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 dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example with a nice inscription about the history of this story.

Fahrenheit 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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