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Fahrenheit 451 by  Ray Bradbury - First Edition - 1953 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942637)

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

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About This Item

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first hardcover trade issue, with a label signed by Ray Bradbury adhered to the front paste down. Bound in publisher's original red cloth-affect boards lettered in yellow, lacking the dust jacket. Near Fine or better with light rubbing at crown and extremities, pages toned and a nick to the top edge of the text block affecting the rear pages. A lovely copy.

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 #
140942637
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1953

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

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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.

Glossary

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]

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