The Illustrated Man.

First Edition of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man; Signed by Him

The Illustrated Man.



Item Number: 2520

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.

First edition of Bradbury’s third book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket that shows none of the spine fading endemic to this title, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Syndney Butchkes. A very bright example.

Ray Bradbury's second collection, The Illustrated Man is a marvelous, if mostly dark, quilt of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In an ingenious framework to open and close the book, Bradbury presents himself as a nameless narrator who meets the Illustrated Man--a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos." (Stanley Wiater)

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