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DUNE by HERBERT FRANK - First Edition - 1966 - from James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. (SKU: 355490711994)

DUNE

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DUNE

by HERBERT FRANK

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About This Item

London: Gollancz, 1966. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. A near fine (or better) copy with a former owner’s atractive book-plate on the front paste-down and name on the front free end-paper. In a VG (or better) D/W with a couple of short closed tears and associated creases which have been neatly reaired on the verso of the D/W. With the VERY RARE yellow wrap-around band with the quotation from Arthur C Clarke: Unique among modern sf novels in the depth of its characterisation and the extraordinary detail of the world it creates. I know nothing comparable to it in sf or fantasy except The Lord of the Rings; and from Damon Knight: Clearly destined to become a science fiction classic. The band also announces: NEBULA AWARD WINNER for the best novel of the year. Scarce with the band the first example I have seen in the last 12 years.

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
James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
355490711994
Title
DUNE
Author
HERBERT FRANK
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gollancz
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1966

Terms of Sale

James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

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James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

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About James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.

James M Pickard (Rare Books) is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).

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