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Fahrenheit 451 by  Ray; Joe Mugnaini [Illustrator] Bradbury - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942534)

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray; Joe Mugnaini [Illustrator]

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New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Asbestos Binding. First edition, limited issue asbestos binding, signed by Ray Bradbury and hand-numbered by him on colophon, either #200 or #210 [? middle digit is unclear] of a stated 200 copies thus, possible overrun. [vi], 199, (3) pp. Bound in publisher's Johns-Manville Quinterra asbestos binding, lettered in red. Very Good with slightly rubbed and foxed binding, dulling to spine letters, small crack in front gutter, small stain to front board. Internally clean and fairly bright. No jacket, as issued.

The classic dystopian, anti-censorship novel, plus two short stories "The Playground" and "The Rock Cried Out." A sought-after signed limited edition with a very fitting novelty binding that dares prospective censors, "Just try burning this one!

Synopsis

Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine Books, 1953) by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel that presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed. Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era. Bradbury combined two of his early short stories, "The Pedestrian" and  "Bright Phoenix," into The Fireman, a novella published in the February 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. Bradbury's publisher at Ballantine Books then suggested that he expand the work to make into a novel—Fahrenheit 451.

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140942534
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Author
Bradbury, Ray; Joe Mugnaini [Illustrator]
Format/binding
Asbestos Binding
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953
Keywords
asbestos binding, Johns-Manville Quinterra, censorship, firefighters
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

Glossary

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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
colophon
The colophon contains information about a book's publisher, the typesetting, printer, and possibly even includes a printer's... [more]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [more]
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]

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