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Fahrenheit 451 by  Ray Bradbury - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942273)

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

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  • near fine
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Author's Presentation Binding. Near Fine. First edition, one of 50 copies bound in full red cloth stamped in gilt specially for Ray Bradbury's personal use (Currey's B binding). Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper and inscribed "To John one of 50 specially bound copies of F451 for Presentation! [signed] Ray Bradbury 3/29/98." Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. An uncommon format of Bradbury's best-known works, scarcer than the asbestos binding, of which 200 copies were issued.

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 #
140942273
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Format/binding
Author's Presentation Binding
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953
Keywords
signed, author's presentation binding, one of 50 copies, limited

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Cloth
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inscribed
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fine
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jacket
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First Edition
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