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Dune by  Frank Herbert - First Edition - 1965 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140939110)

Dune

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Dune

by Herbert, Frank

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  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in white. Near Fine with light shelf wear. In a Near Fine first issue dust jacket with publisher's price of $5.95 intact, four lines of text at the bottom of the rear flap beginning with "Chilton Books," etc.; with light rubbing to folds, light edge wear and slight fading to the spine. A beautiful copy.

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

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140939110
Title
Dune
Author
Herbert, Frank
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Chilton Books
Place of Publication
Philadelphia and New York
Date published
1965

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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