"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; Inscribed by Ray Bradbury
Item Number: 92790
London: Rupert Hart Davis, 1954.
First British edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper, “MAC! Ray Bradbury 6/12/88.” Contemporary inscription, near fine in a fine unfaded dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. A superior example.
Fahrenheit 451 remains Bradburys most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradburys account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times). It is the basis for the 1966 film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack.