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Ray Bradbury

When you ask a stranger about Ray Bradbury, who turned 90 in August, Fahrenheit 451 will be the first thing to pass their lips nine times out of 10. Themes from Bradbury′s dystopian book-burning novel are as relevant today as when it was written in 1953 and when a book stays socially relevant for more than 50 years it′s sure to have a legion of fans.

There are four first editions of Fahrenheit 451 that can be found. First is the soft cover edition released about six weeks before the hardcover version, which, despite being second in the timeline, is usually preferred by collectors. The hardcover commands four figures for a decent copy and more when signed. The special fire-proof asbestos cover edition that was limited to 200 copies is rarely seen priced at less than $10,000. The granddaddy of them all is the special cloth and gilt presentation copy which Bradbury had specially bound and limited to 50 copies. These extremely scarce editions may actually sell for more than the Asbestos Edition depending on who the book was inscribed to.

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Ray Bradbury

ISBN:

9781400118212

Publisher:

Tantor Media Inc

Publication Date:

2010

Synopsis:

Ray Bradbury , one of the most talented and visionary authors of this century, celebrates life and dreams with these thirty-two stories, which were originally published in two separate collections.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2011, Softcover - 2010, 2010, Softcover - 2010, Hardcover - 2010, Softcover - 2010, Hardcover - 2010, Softcover - 2009, Softcover - 2009, Hardcover - 2009


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