The Illustrated Man.
Item Number: 2520
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951.
First edition. 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 bright copy.
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)
Other Books by this Author
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.
"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
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.” Rare and desirable in this condition.
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.”
"You're much stronger than you think you are. Trust me": First Edition of The Adventures of Superman; Inscribed by George Lowther
The Adventures of Superman. Based on the Cartoon Character Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Illustrations by Joe Shuster.
New York : Random House, 1942.
First edition of the first Superman novel. Octavo, original cloth. With frontispiece, illustrated title page, nine full-page illustrations (four in color) and numerous illustrations. Inscribed by George Lowther on the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Joe Shuster. Foreword by Josette Frank. Repair to the hinges, very good in a good dust jacket with some wear and chips. Rare signed and inscribed.
"My Dear Stoker.....I don't know how to thank you enough. Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens": Mark Twain Autographed Letter Signed To Bram Stoker
Autograph Letter Signed from Mark Twain to Bram Stoker, who he thanks for a photograph of Henry Irving, “My Dear Stoker: It is a wonderful picture. I have never seen one of Irving before that could at all compare with it. I don’t know how to thank you enough. Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens December 27, 93.” With the transmittal envelope in Twain’s, signed “From S.L. Clemens To Bram Stoker, Abby’s Theatre.” The famous British actor Henry Irving was one of the inspirations for Count Dracula, the title character of the 1897 novel Dracula. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 18 inches. A nice association linking these two great writers.
FIRST EDITION OF IAN FLEMINGS LIVE AND LET DIE, IN THE RARE FIRST-ISSUE DUST JACKET; Signed by Roger Moore
London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.
First edition of the second novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket without credit for the jacket design and art, with some light rubbing crown of the spine. Signed by Roger Moore on the title page. The first edition consisted of 7,500 copies. A very attractive example, scarce in this condition and signed.
“The end justifies the means. But what if there never is an end? All we have is means": First Edition of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven; Signed by Her
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1971.
First edition of this classic science fiction work, which revolves around a character whose dreams alter reality, including past events. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Ursula K. Le Guin on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Carl Berkowitz.