Limited to sixty copies, specially bound. Top page edges gilt. The limitation page states that all of these copies are to be signed but this copy is also marked "This is a presentation copy". It is not signed on the limitation page but is inscribed and dated Oct. 11, '81 by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. The corners are bumped and the lower spine end is a bit crimped. All else is excellent. The dust jacket has minor wear. Not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: One hundred of Ray Bradbury’s remarkable stories which have, together with his classic novels, earned him an immense international audience and his place among the most imaginative and enduring writers of our time.
Here are the Martian stories, tales that vividly animate the red planet, with its brittle cities and double-mooned sky. Here are the stories that speak of a special nostalgia for Green Town, Illinois, the perfect setting for a seemingly cloudless childhood—except for the unknown terror lurking in the ravine. Here are the Irish stories and the Mexican stories, linked across their separate geographies by Bradbury’s astonishing inventiveness. Here, too, are thrilling, terrifying stories—including “The Veldt” and “The Fog Horn”—perfect for reading under the covers.
Read for the first time, these stories become as unshakable as one’s own fantasies. Read again—and again—they reveal new, dazzling facets of the extraordinary art of Ray Bradbury.
Review: The Stories of Ray Bradbury--a hundred of his best stories, selected by the author himself--is the definitive collection of one of the greatest fantasists the world has ever known. Published in 1980, the volume contains stories selected from the first four decades of Bradbury's career. There are his unique stories of Mars, which later landed in The Martian Chronicles. There are nostalgic stories of Green Town, Illinois, which Bradbury later brewed into Dandelion Wine. The treasures here also include his regional tales of Ireland and of rural Mexico, classic science fiction such as "The Fog Horn," and the rarely reprinted novella "Frost and Fire." Among the half dozen previously uncollected stories are a few of his earliest--and most terrifying. These include the unforgettable "October Game" (which the author regards as perhaps his most shocking story amongst the thousand that he's written), and "Black Ferris," later to be transformed into the classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury also contributes a revealing and highly informative look back at his own career. If you can possess only one book by the legendary Ray Bradbury, this is it. --Stanley Wiater
Title: The Stories of Ray Bradbury Signed, Limited
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Knopf, 1980. Book Condition: Good. 1st ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3000908
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2784770880
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2786613923
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2795834176
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0394513355 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # GLO6601.1NCGG060217H0040
Book Description Oct 12, 1980. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Covers a bit rough from storage, nice, clean text for reading, no jacket, 1981 HB. Bookseller Inventory # VZC-NQQ-OZF-scifi
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf 1980-10-12, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. 0394513355 Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. NO DJ some wear on edges and corners minimal stains one dges stains on cover minimal binding wear. Bookseller Inventory # 733-060517-DR-008
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0394513355
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0394513355 Crisp pages. Tight binding. Tears and rips on dust jacket. Light shelf wear on cover. Heavy shelf wear on dust jacket. Dirty edges. Good reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 86A-JBYQ-A143
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Book Club Edition. Stain top of outer edge else VG. Bookseller Inventory # 1000110969