"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
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: 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.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1957.
First edition of Bradbury’s semi-autobiographical novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Sid – with admiration for a fellow teller-of-tales! from Ray Bradbury July 15, 1958.” The recipient, Sidney L. Stebel is an American writer, creative writing teacher, filmographer and was a personal friend of Bradbury’s. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Vickrey. Jacket photograph by Bonny Adler.
"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.
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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.