"See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories": First Edition of Fahrenheit 451; Lengthily Inscribed by Ray Bradbury
Item Number: 67020
New York: Ballantine, 1953.
First edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Octavo, original red cloth. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light toning to the spine. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper,”For Frank Pipes! This 1st edition of of F. 451 – published in 1953 – with good wishes from Ray Bradbury May 1978.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable in this condition.
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).
Other Books by this Author
"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
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.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.
First edition of Bradbury’s third book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Owner stamp on the front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title. A very bright example.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1953.
First edition of Ray Bradbury’s fourth book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. A very bright example.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
First Knopf edition, one of 75 copies made for Ray Bradbury’s personal use. Octavo, original cloth, all edges gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Lord John Press publisher Herb Yellin, “To Herb Yellin – one of 75 copies specially bound & gold edged! With love from Ray Bradbury July 26, 1983.” Yellin’s Lord John Press had published a number of fine press limited editions of Bradbury’s works over the years. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Gray Foy.
New York: Harper Collins, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original glossy boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Bradbury as follows, “_______- This story written when I was 25 years old.1945! Love, Ray Bradbury, Sept. 06.”
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1966.
First edition of this classic collection of sixteen stories. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Joe Mugnaini. Jacket design by William Wondriska.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Some toning to the spine, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the spine extremities, light rubbing and a few short closed tears to the extremities. A bright copy of author’s best-known work, a cornerstone of 20th-century science fiction.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of this Galbraith landmark work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example of this economic highspot.