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Dune. by  Frank HERBERT - First Edition - 1965 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 138844)

Dune.

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Dune.

by HERBERT, Frank

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About This Item

Philadelphia: Chilton Books,, 1965. A seminal work of science fiction Octavo. Original light blue cloth, spine lettered in white, decorative endpapers. With the dust jacket designed by John Schoenherr. Lean to spine, light spotting to edges. A very good copy in very good jacket, light toning, creasing, and rubbing, price intact without repair. First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with four lines of publisher information on rear flap (later changed to two). The first novel in Herbert's Dune saga and a seminal work in science fiction, among the best-known and most widely read in the genre, and the basis of the 1984 and upcoming 2020 film adaptations. Dune won the first Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1966 and jointly won the Hugo Award the following year.

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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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
138844
Title
Dune.
Author
HERBERT, Frank
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Philadelphia: Chilton Books,
Date published
1965

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[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]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
First Edition
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