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Dune by Frank Herbert - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 2397)

Dune

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Dune

by Frank Herbert

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

First Book Club Edition; A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket. SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the half title page. This is the BCE, published by Chilton in 1971, rare in collectible condition, exceedingly scarce signed by Herbert; the first novel in the wildly popular Dune series, basis for the films of the same name, including the newly released 2021 version starring Timothy Chalamet, Zendaya, and Oscar Isaac among others. This copy is in near fine condition with a square tight binding, bright red boards with sharp silver lettering, and clean white pages free of markings throughout; the book does show some light rubbing to the ends, edges, and corners. Housed in a crisp and bright very good dust jacket that shows some minor rubbing and chipping to the ends, corners, and edges, a couple of long creases to the panels (one on the front, one on the back), and a 1" long closed tear to the top of front panel near the spine; the front flap has been clipped where the BCE statement would be; the 1681 code is present to the back flap (indicates the first book club edition). Overall, a sharp presentable copy of this scarce book, enhanced with the author's signature and inscription; an important addition to any serious 20th century Science Fiction collection and a bucket list item for the "Dune" fan! Not remaindered and not ex-library; in a protective Mylar cover and will ship carefully wrapped in a sturdy box.

Synopsis

The first in the epic science fiction series of the same name, Dune is set on the desert planet Arrakis, host to "the Spice" - the most important resource in the universe, needed for interplanetary travel and coveted for its effects on longevity and granting incredible psychic powers among humans. Amidst an intergalactic power struggle, would-be heir to the planet's stewardship Paul Atreides is cast out into the desert to die following a coup. Joining a group of zealots called the Fremen, Paul soon becomes considered their messiah - Mahdi - and recognizes in them a formidable fighting force with whom he can retake control of Arrakis. Dune won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

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Details

book dealer
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2397
Title
Dune
Author
Frank Herbert
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chilton
Place of Publication
USA
Date Published
1971
Keywords
First Edition, Hardcover, Science Fiction
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction; Books Into Movies; Award Winners;

Terms of Sale

Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
30 day full money back guarantee to include shipping costs if an item arrives damaged or not as described in listing.

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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

Glossary

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at... [more]
crisp
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [more]

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