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Bradbury, Ray

Published by NY Ballantine Books (1953)

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About this Item: NY Ballantine Books, 1953. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Issue. True First Issue Of The First Edition, Prior To All Hardbound Issues ( And Prior To The 200 Copy Asbestos Binding). Signed By Bradbury On Title Page. A Cornerstone Of Modern Sf Literature, Which Is Increasingly Difficult To Obtain Signed. Some Wear, Very Good. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 009713

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Fahrenheit 451: Bradbury, Ray

Bradbury, Ray

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1953)

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From: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists) (Muskogee, OK, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1953. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition. From the collection of famous sci-fi book collector(s) Robert and Diane Yaspan. Signed and Inscribed by the author in red felt-tip pen on a large piece of white paper that is NOT a bookplate (instead a piece of letter-sized stationery trimmed to fit) pasted on the book's front pastedown: 'Mar - 1974 For Robert Yaspan - This copy of the regular trade edition of "451" signed by Ray Bradbury.' Mr. Bradbury was of course differentiati ng between the 1st hardback trade edition owned by Mr. Yaspen vs. the asbestos-covered limited edition issued at the same time. The book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority). Straight, clean, tight book with no soiling and no handwriting other than the author's in it, with crisp, clean pages, and with just a mere touch of shelfwear to spine ends/corners and 2 small 'very' slightly darkened cloth areas at the bottom edge of the boards. The price intact ($2.50) dustjacket is clean and crisp with some of the usual fading of the red '451' on the spine (though still quite legible), and with some small, shallow edge chips and tears along its edges, primarily at spine ends, upper back edge and flap fold ends, none affecting any dustjacket lettering or the design (less than it looks like in our photos; there's some flash glare from the DJ protector). The dustjacket is entirely original - no restoration. It is now protected by a clear, removable dustjacket cover. The book is housed in a custom red cloth slipcase dating to the Yaspans in the 1970s that is in excellent condition. Very handsome presentation, and excellent provenance! Made into a very good movie in 1966 by Francois Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. This book is what really made Mr. Bradbury into a household name.; Signed by Author. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 9138

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BRADBURY, RAY.

Published by New York: Ballantine, 1953 (1953)

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About this Item: New York: Ballantine, 1953, 1953. First Edition; one of 200 numbered asbestos-bound copies signed by Bradbury. Covers quite spotted; minor edge wear; bookplate removed from front paste-down; very good. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 34813

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Fahrenheit 451.: BRADBURY, Ray.

BRADBURY, Ray.

Published by New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953 (1953)

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From: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. (London, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953, 1953. Octavo. Original white Johns-Manville Quinterra boards, titles to spine and front cover in red. No jacket issued. Housed in a red cloth folding box, black morocco label. Very light soiling to binding and sunning to spine. A very good copy. Illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. First edition, signed limited issue, number 77 of 200 copies signed by the author. The limited issue is specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, a chrysolite asbestos material that is theoretically fire resistant, in honour of the eponymous temperature at which paper spontaneously combusts. Fahrenheit 451 has won multiple awards: the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal (1954), the Prometheus "Hall of Fame" Award (1984), and "Retro" Hugo Award, one of only four Best Novel Retro Hugos ever given (2004). The novel has been adapted several times for film, radio, and stage. Seller Inventory # 132339

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Fahrenheit 451: Bradbury, Ray

Bradbury, Ray

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1953)

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From: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (Portland, OR, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1953. Asbestos Binding. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. [viii], 199, (3) pp. Johns-Manville Quinterra asbestos binding, lettered in red. First edition, #96 of 200 copies with limited issue asbestos binding, signed and hand-numbered by author on colophon. Very Good+ with typical rubbing to boards, corners bumped, head and tail a bit worn, pages toned with age. 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!". Seller Inventory # 140937608

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Fahrenheit 451: Bradbury, Ray

Bradbury, Ray

Published by Ballantine Books, Inc., New York (1953)

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From: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, Inc., New York, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued. Mugnaini, Joe (illustrator). First Edition. Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953. 8vo - 5-1/2" x 8". This edition of Fahrenheit 451 has been limited to 200 copies. It is specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Each copy numbered and signed by the author. This is copy No. 143. Some spotting and darkening to the fragile white asbestos boards as all copies of this edition are prone to. Also, there is minor shelf wear and bumping to the lower front corner. This book's interior is bright and clean, the hinges are both strong and the book remains tightly bound. This is a nice copy of a very scarce and desirable book. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD. Scarce. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000037

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Bradbury, Ray

Published by Ballantine Books, New York (1953)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, New York, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Issue. #83 Of 200 Signed, Numbered Copies Of The First Edition, Bound In Asbestos, As Issued. Signed By Bradbury On The Limitation Page. A Cornerstone Of Modern Sf Literature, This First Signed, Limited Edition In Asbestos Is Possibly The Most Widely Sought After 20Th Century Book. Only A Few Copies Have Appeared At Auction In The Past 20 Years. This Copy Well Preserved, With No Rubbing Along Bottom Edges Of Boards Due To Preservation In A Special Protector For The Past 65 Years, One Previous Owner. Bumping To Spine, Ends, Mostly To Top Edge Of Spine. All Red Color Complete And Evenly Bright. Slight Bump To Upper Front Tip, About 1/4" Diameter Area Partially Blackened On Front Board.Completely Unsophisticated, Never Repaired Or Recolored, Leaving A Faint Dampstain Around The Base Of The Spine, With Small Trace Visible At Bottom Spine Edge Of Front And Rear Pages, Diminishing To Nothing Near Center Of Book. Two Tape Ghosts On Front And Free Endpapers, Offset From Smooth (None-Sticky) Side Of The Heavy Plastic Protector For The Book, No Trace Of Adhesion Of Course. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 042148

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Bradbury, Ray & King, Stephen

Published by Ballantine Books (1953)

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About this Item: Ballantine Books, 1953. FIRST EDITION. THE COMPLETE ASBESTOS 'SF' COLLECTION *** HOT STUFF *** FAHRENHEIT 451, Ballantine Books, 1953, first edition, light wear to the spine edges, some soiling to the spine and boards as usual, else a tight vg copy without dustwrapper as issued. Also contains THE PLAYGROUND & AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT. 1/200 copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis. Certainly a high spot of modern literature which has seen few auction records from the major houses in the last 10 years. (A most interesting provenance to this copy. After my suggesting to the publisher of the first edition of FIRESTARTER by Stephen King (see below) that producing a special asbestos edition of this title could be a lot of fun, he, as many already know, did so. He obtained this copy now offered for sale by trading one of these 26 such bound copies of FIRESTARTER to Gerry de la Ree for one of de la Ree's copies of the asbestos bound Bradbury title. This is that very copy!) Retrospective HUGO winning novel for 1954. Along with: FIRESTARTER, Phantasia Press, 1980, first edition, a faint discoloration about the size of a quarter to a blank section of the signature page (not interfering in any manner with any writing or printed text) with some off-setting of same on to a small area of the adjoining page (the last page of text), else fine without dustwrapper or slip-case as issued. 1/26 lettered copies bound in asbestos cloth, this one being letter B and thus one of the publishers own copies !!! For the pair and the right to ownership of a complete science fiction asbestos collection (of which there cannot ever be more than 26 sets with probably less than a half-dozen extant now---). Seller Inventory # 01493

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