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Dune Messiah. by  Frank Herbert - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 131446)

Dune Messiah.

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Dune Messiah.

by Herbert, Frank

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition of the second book in Herbert's classic Dune series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Frank Herbert on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket painting by Jack Gaughan. Jacket photograph by George Westbeau. Exceptionally rare signed. An epic of imperial intrigue, Dune Messiah carries on the monumental story begun in Dune, which won the Nebula and Hugo awards. Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides has become the most powerful emperor ever known, but is powerless to stop the lethal excesses of the religious juggernaut he has created. Although 61 billion people have perished, Paul's prescient visions indicate that this is far from the worst possible outcome for humanity. Motivated by this knowledge, Paul hopes to set humanity on a course that will not inevitably lead to stagnation and destruction, while at the same time acting as ruler of the empire and focal point of the Fremen religion. "Brilliant ... It was all that Dune was, and maybe a little more" (Galaxy Magazine).

Synopsis

Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. It was originally serialized in Galaxy magazine in 1969. The American and British editions have different prologues summarizing events in the previous novel. The novels Dune Messiah and Children of Dune were adapted by the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003 into a mini-series entitled Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. In 2002, the Science Fiction Book Club also published the two novels in one volume.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
131446
Title
Dune Messiah.
Author
Herbert, Frank
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1969
Keywords
Dune Messiah First Edition, Frank Herbert First Edition Signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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jacket
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octavo
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First Edition
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fine
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G
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Cloth
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title page
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