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  • Seller image for The Martian Chronicles', US signed and inscribed first edition with provenance and extra NASA Mars photographs signed by Bradbury for sale by First and Fine

    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

    Seller: First and Fine, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Ray Bradbury (1950) The Martian Chronicles , US first edition, first printing, published by Doubleday. Signed and inscribed by the author on the ffep: Diane! Ray Badbury 2/14/98 . In addition, a loosely inserted stcker label note by Bradbury to the person who requested to get the book signed: For Diane Peterson| This copy of Martian Chronicles with good wishes from Ray Bradbury . We also provide two NASA photographs of Planet Mars. The first photograph shows a Mars sunrise. Bradbury inscribed this with Matt! Mars if Heaven| Ray Bradbury . The second photograph shows Ares Vallis, an outflow channel on Mars which was photographed by the Mars Pathfinder probe in 1997. To the right we also the little rover Sojourner . Bradbury has flat signed this photograph. We also provide an illustrated Folio Society edition of the Martian Chronicles as a reading copy. Notice the difference in Bradbury s handwriting between the book which was signed in 1998 and the images that were signed in the late 2000s. Bradbury suffered a stroke in 1999 leaving him reliant on a wheelchair. His handwriting deteriorated further towards the end of his life. Condition: a near fine or better copy. Exceptionally clean without any previous owner s scribbles, no bookplates etc. The boards are square and clean and retain their original greenish colour. A touch of spine fade as is common for the title. The lettering on the spine in vibrant and NOT ruubed out. The dust jacket is a beauty and rarely seen in better condition. It is NOT price clipped, and NOT restored in any way. It shows only a little edge wear. Usually the dust jacket s spine gets quite faded, not so with this specimen. The Martian Chronicles is a landmark book in its genre and beloved by many fans. NASA has paid tribute to Bradbury s achievement with his Mars stories by naming the Curiosity Rover (operational since 6 August 2012) landing site after him. First and Fine. Signed by Author(s).

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950

    Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, First Edition stated on the copyright page. Book very good, some fading along spine, some spots on covers, some darkening of end papers, soiling spot at bottom page edges. Dust jacket shows some foxing on inside, minor wear. Flap price $2.50. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.

  • Seller image for The Martian Chronicles for sale by Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1950

    Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.
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    Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed by Ray Bradbury on the title page. Bound in publisher's original cloth. Near Fine with faint fading to spine cloth, owner name and date to front free endpaper. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with trivial toning and very light wear. A fantastic copy.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Signed first edition, signed on title page. A near fine book and dj, minor sun-fading along book spine and top of flaps, otherwise excellent. Previous owner's name on front paste-down. Flap price reads $2.50. Comes in custom-made fold-out case. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

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    Ray Bradbury

    Published by Doubleday & Co, 1950

    Seller: Sam Barcelo, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Signed and dated by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 222 pages. Publisher's green cloth with maroon spine titles. Original first issue pictorial dust jacket. Some fading to the cloth around the edges and along the spine. Minor edge wear to the jacket; spine slightly sunned. Overall, a sharp copy in near fine condition. Signed by Author(s).

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    Ray Bradbury

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

    Seller: Canton Books, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. A remarkable early association copy, inscribed on the first free endpaper: FOR / BEA - / WITH SPECIAL / GOOD WISHES AND / FRIENDLY THOUGHTS - AND, / AGAIN, MY THANKS - TO / YOU FOR YOUR KIND INTEREST / IN MY WORK - / FROM / RAY BRADBURY / JUNE 6, 1950 A very good example in the original first issue dust jacket, supplied from another copy. With the bookplate of Bea Mahaffey on the front pastedown and a booksellers ticket at the corner of the pastedown. The boards showing toning and general wear. The spine with chipping and bumping to the extremities. Damage to the cloth at the crown appears to have been efficiently mended internally. A sound, solid volume still, with firm binding and the contents very good. The appropriate dust jacket unclipped and showing only a bit of edge wear and mild soling to the rear panel. The Martian Chronicles is the first milestone of Bradbury s career and remains one of his most significant works, encapsulating brilliantly America s mid-century outlook towards science and technology, the prospect of nuclear war, as well as social issues at home. Presentation copies from the year of publication are scarce and significant, often carrying important associations with the earliest investors in Bradbury s ideas. An editor and legendary figure in early science fiction fandom, Bea Mahaffey first worked under Raymond Palmer at Clark Publication, where she become known for finding merit in unrecognized works. By 1950, she continued with Palmer at Other Worlds. It was certainly under her encouragement that the magazine would publish Way in the Middle Air, perhaps the most difficult short story of the Martian Chronicles as it addressed racial issues which no author dared challenge at the time. As seen in his inscription to Mahaffey, these early recognitions of his work were very important to Bradbury, who would go on to become one of the greatest writers in science fiction. Only four other presentation copies from 1950 are found in auction records, and the present is certainly one of the most special to come to market. Inscribed by Author(s).

  • Seller image for THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (SIGNED) for sale by Meier And Sons Rare Books

    RAY BRADBURY

    Published by Doubleday and Company, 1950

    Seller: Meier And Sons Rare Books, New Canaan, CT, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition, First Printing, Signed Clean, crisp near fine condition book and near fine dust jacket. Ray Bradbury Boldly Signed and dated the front free end paper with an early, long and very personal inscription ?For Hank- / With my sincere Best Wishes For Your Success In Any Artistic Field You Enter ? / Good Luck! / From Ray Bradbury / Aug 28, 1951? . Please see image of the copyright page. The true first edition of this title must have the first edition statement. The book is in near fine condition with light green boards and dark red titles to spine. The book has a hint of the common toning to the spine cloth. The boards have sharp corners with one extremely tiny tip bump, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. Boldly signed, inscribed and by Ray Bradbury on the front end paper in felt tip ?For Hank- / With my sincere Best Wishes For Your Success In Any Artistic Field You Enter ? / Good Luck! / From Ray Bradbury / Aug 28, 1951? . The front paste down has a very artistic small bookplate design but there is no name or even a place for a name so this may have been a sampling of the owners artwork, this currently is located on the front paste down of the book which is partially hidden behind the front flap of the dust jacket. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, No smudges, No inscriptions, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the very outer spine tips, and as such and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce Bradbury title with an extraordinary inscription. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other important SciFi titles. Signed by Author(s).

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950

    Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 printed on front flap of dust jacket. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.

  • Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, 1950

    Seller: Librairie Amélie Sourget, Paris, France
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    Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. Dust Jacket Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. First edition of The Martian Chronicles, a cornerstone in the 20th century science fiction. An attractive copy kept in its original cloth with its dusk-jacket, as issued. BRADBURY, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, 1950. In-8 de 222 pp. Toile gris-bleu de l éditeur, jaquette conservée. 200 X 132 mm. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING OF AUTHOR S BEST-KNOWN WORK, A CORNERSTONE OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION, WITH THE WORDS "FIRST EDITION" PRINTED ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE. EDITION ORIGINALE DE L UN DES PLUS GRANDS OUVRAGES DE RAY BRADBURY. The Martian Chronicles was the book that established Bradbury s reputation He put far more emphasis on style and mood than he did on technical detail or scientific plausibility His reward was a stunning popular and critical success (Science Fiction 100 Best). The Martian Chronicles is one of Ray Bradbury's classic novels. Bradbury imagines what life would be like on Mars. The Earth Men are drawn to Mars following a threat of nuclear war. They make many attempts at visiting and inhabiting Mars-some successful, some not. « Le plus surprenant dans cette uvre au succès mondial, c est qu elle évoque surtout, avec sobriété et poésie, la nostalgie de l auteur pour le Middle West de son enfance et que le dépaysement y soit autant provoqué par le portrait d une Amérique défunte et idéalisée que par des détails martiens un peu artificiels » (Dictionnaire des uvres). Bradbury was often considered a science fiction author, but he said that his only science fiction book was Fahrenheit 451. Strictly speaking, much of his work was fantasy, horror, or mysteries. He said, I use a scientific idea as a platform to leap into the air and never come back. A native of Illinois, where he was born in 1920, and long a resident of Los Angeles, Bradbury was truly the occupant of a dark future that he feared was not all that distant. After a childhood in Waukegan, Ill., spent largely reading in libraries, Bradbury came to Los Angeles in 1934. He immersed himself fully in the world of science fiction. Fame would not come until his 1950 short story collection "The Martian Chronicles," in which nuclear war drives humanity to search for a home on the Red Planet. The brutality of the humans to the indigenous Martians is a commentary on the ravages of World War II and the doom portended by the Cold War. As with later works, fantastical inventions mask a deep moral sense. The British writer Christopher Isherwood, then also a Los Angeles resident, gave Bradbury a career-making review in "Tomorrow" magazine, praising the author's "very great and unusual talent (A. Nazaryan). AN ATTRACTIVE COPY KEPT IN ITS ORIGINAL CLOTH, WITH ITS DUSK-JACKET, AS ISSUED.

  • Seller image for The Martian Chronicles for sale by Bookbid

    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950

    Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Signed first edition, signed on the front free end paper. Book in near fine condition, spine slightly sun-faded, small sticker at bottom of front paste-down. Dj in near fine condition, very slight wear, minor tanning. Flap price $2.50. Book comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950

    Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed first edition, signed on the title page. Book in near fine condition, spine slightly sun-faded, previous owner's bookplate attached to front free endpaper, small spot at top of first few pages. Dj in very good condition, slight wear at top of spine and a couple of corners. Book comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

  • Seller image for The Martian Chronicles, 1st/1st, SIGNED for sale by CWO Books

    Ray Bradbury

    Published by Doubledasy, 1950

    Seller: CWO Books, Shaker Heights, OH, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Doubleday, 1950. The Martian Chronicles. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED BY BRADBURY. Condition: Book is in very good condition. Discoloration to boards. Otherwise a tight copy. Jacket is in excellent condition. Colors vibrant. Minimal wear. $2.50 price intact. A beautiful jacket. Signed by Author(s).

  • Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1950

    Seller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB, Laurel, MD, U.S.A.
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    First edition. Octavo, cloth. Collection of closely linked stories about the exploration and colonization of the planet Mars. A masterpiece of 20th Century science fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-32. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #255. Pringle: Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #3. Very slight fading of spine (as is common with this book), still a fine copy, in a nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners and spine ends, a short closed tear to upper spine at fold, small rub mark to upper spine panel. (9583).

  • Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

    Seller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ray Bradbury on laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine ends and panels with no chipping to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition in collector's condition!!!.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Co, 1950

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. INSCRIBED first edition (1950 stated on title and copyright page), inscribed on the front free end paper. "For Steve With The Good Wishes Of A Martian Named Ray Bradbury Nov. 1966." Book in very good condition, some soiling on covers, front and rear end papers, first few pages at top and side, and along one part of fore edges of pages; dark green pen line on back cover next to spine; spine and edges of covers lightly faded. Dj in very good condition, some minor chipping; some sun-fading on spine to rear. Book comes in custom-made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity.

  • Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co. 1950, 1950

    Seller: Tall Tales, Renton, WA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition. Bookplate on fep and a Martian Chronicles stamp, similar to a postage stamp, that appears to be a price stamp indicating $2.75 in the corner of the title page, else fine in fine dust jacket with a bare touch of browning to the spine panel and very light dust soiling to rear panel. A choice copy of this classic.

  • BRADBURY, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, New York, 1950

    Seller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB, New York, NY, U.S.A.
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    hardcover. Condition: very good(+). Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First. 8vo, pale green cloth, spine & edges lightly sunned under the dust wrapper, as is typical of this book; very faint staining on the front board; bright jacket with the original $2.50 price. New York: Doubleday, 1950. First edition. A collectible copy of Bradbury's first major work and a science fiction landmark.

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    Ray Bradbury

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 1950

    Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. First edition. This inscribed and jacketed first edition of Bradbury s first major work and enduring classic, The Martian Chronicles, is inked in blue in four lines on the title page: "BILL! | BEST FROM | RAY BRADBURY | OCT. 1966". First edition is so stated on the copyright page. Condition is good plus in a good plus dust jacket. The first edition s pale green cloth binding proved notoriously prone to toning and discoloration. This copy is square and tight with sharp corners and only trivial wrinkling to spine ends, but nonetheless modestly toned to the spine and also showing some mild staining to the boards, primarily at the midpoint of the spine and the rear cover. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks apart from the author s signature. Trivial spotting appears confined to a few spots on the fore and bottom edges and at the lower rear endpaper verso and pastedown. The dust jacket is complete, with no appreciable loss and retaining the original "$2.50" price on the upper front flap. The spine is modestly toned and we note mild wear to extremities, hinges, and flap folds. The chief detraction is spotting and staining to the jacket verso, which permeated the jacket and is visible primarily on the white rear panel and flaps. Fortunately, the hues and design of the jacket s spine and front face make the staining unobtrusive. The dust jacket is now protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The Martian Chronicles was Bradbury s first major work, a collection of short stories, some of which had been previously published in magazines. Bradbury paints a compelling vision of a Mars that was, supplanted by a Mars that humans colonized and squandered, and thereafter the intimation of a Mars that might be, all of this a backdrop for the destructive energies and perennial seeds of hope endemic to humanity. Since 1950, the learned realities of a far more sterile Mars than Bradbury imagined for us have not diminished Bradbury s tale. A quarter of a century after it was published, Martin Gardner wrote: "Critics have said it is Bradbury s best book because there is more science in it than in his other books. I believe the opposite to be true That is not a weakness That is why, long after Mars has become a hearth to us, The Martian Chronicles will keep on stirring imaginations, arousing laughter and tears, and haunting the minds of those who have not forgotten how to read." More than half a century after publication, in 2008, NASA s Phoenix Mars Lander carried a DVD containing The Martian Chronicles to the Martian surface. Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920-2012) was a versatile and prolific American author best known for his science fiction. Bradbury devoted several hours a day to writing throughout his life and produced nearly 30 books, 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, screenplays, and plays. The Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles in 1934 and Bradbury's first remuneration for writing came from a joke he wrote for George Burns. His first story was published in 1938, the year he graduated from high school. The following year he published four issues of his own magazine, writing all of the content, sometimes under pseudonyms to hide the fact that it was a one-man operation. Rejected for military service in WWII because of poor eyesight, Bradbury became a full-time writer in 1943. He continued to publish until his final years, earning a host of accolades from both fans and fellow writers. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him their 10th Grand Master in 1989. An asteroid is named after him, and a crater on the Moon is named after his novel Dandelion Wine. In 2007, Bradbury received a special citation from the Pulitzer board for his "distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy." His New York Times obituary called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.".

  • Science Fiction - Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, Garden City, 1950

    Seller: Derringer Books, Member ABAA, Avon, CT, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good +. First edition. First edition stated. The celebrated fantasy and science fiction author's second book. A collection of loosely related stories about life on Mars. Some minor professional restoration to spine tips and gutters of dustwrapper. A sharp clean hardbound copy in price intact dustwrapper. One of the enduring classics of science fiction.

  • Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

    Seller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979, ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.
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    First Edition. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, Doubleday, 1950, first edition, some areas of the binding lightened or faded as usual, a bit of fraying to the base of the spine, else a tight vg copy in like dw save for some light wear and tear to the dw spine extremities and spine folds. Signed by the author on the title page. The authors breakout second book and the source for the film of the same name. A key title in the building of any science fiction collection.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

    Seller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine ends and panels. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with light rubbing to endpapers. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this true first with the original dustjacket. Trades and offers welcomed.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1950

    Seller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. 222pp. Octavo. Green cloth boards. Light sunning and wear, corners of jacket clipped (price-clipped as well). Leaf inscribed by Bradbury laid in. An excellent example of Bradbury's seminal future history detailing relations between human settlers and Martian natives.

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday, 1950

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. Evidence of removal of bookplate on front paste-down. 3 by 5 card signed by Ray Bradbury laid in loose. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    RAY BRADBURY

    Published by Doubleday and Company, 1950

    Seller: Meier And Sons Rare Books, New Canaan, CT, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition, First Printing, Signed: SIGNED by Bradbury on a laid in signature. Please see image of the copyright page. The true first edition of this title must have the first edition statement. The book is in very good with light green boards with the common toning/mottling to the cloth, and dark red titles to spine. The book has sharp corner with one tip bump, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with offsetting from the jacket flaps, but No inscriptions, No owner names and No book plates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, No smudges, No inscriptions, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Signed by Bradbury on a laid in signature. book plate adhered to the half title page. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such and presents as a near fine example. The price clipped jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. Small very faded spot to rear panel. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce Bradbury title in beautiful clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for additional SciFi listings. Signed by Author(s).

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    RAY BRADBURY

    Published by Doubleday and Company, 1950

    Seller: Meier And Sons Rare Books, New Canaan, CT, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition, First Printing, Signed: Signed by Bradbury on a laid in signture. Please see image of the copyright page. The true first edition of this title must have the first edition statement. The book is in very good with light green boards with the common toning/mottling to the cloth, and dark red titles to spine. The book has sharp corner with one tip bump, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with offsetting from the jacket flaps, but No inscriptions, No owner names and No book plates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, No smudges, No inscriptions, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful clean book internally appearing as unread. Signed by Bradbury on a laid in signature. book plate adhered to the half title page. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such and presents as a near fine example. The price clipped jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. Small very faded spot to rear panel. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce Bradbury title in beautiful clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other SciFi listings. Signed by Author(s).

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    Bradbury, Ray

    Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc, Garden City, New York, 1950

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. First Edition. A high spot in modern American literature, this collection of 26 interwoven short stories tells the tale of repeated attempts by humans, who are accompanied by their old prejudices, to colonize Mars. Most of the themes that animate the canon of Bradbury's work, including the celebration of innocence, simplicty, and small-town life; the sense of loss as youth passes into adulthood; the anti-technological bias; and the appearance of death disguised beneath masks and alien mimicry, appear collectively in this work. Octavo: 222 p. Original light green cloth binding, with burgundy titles. Typical mild fading along the spine. The dust jacket is toned, with a bit of sun fading along the spine and some general edgewear, including shallow chipping at the corners and tips; else about very good.