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Fahrenheit 451 with a match


Check out this cover design for Ray Bradbury’s classic, Fahrenheit 451. It was done for The Austin Creative Department by Elizabeth Perez.

The match lives in the 1 and the spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface.

A incendiary copy! Wow.

For Perez it is actually a redesign of this earlier cover:



and here is what the original dust jacket looked like:


New York: Ballantine Books, 1953 Basis for the 1966 film starring Oskar Werner as Montag and Julie Christie in the dual roles of Linda (Mildred) Montag and Clarisse and directed by François Truffaut. Barron: Anatomy of Wonder 1995, 3-31. Bound in red boards with yellow lettering [Currey binding D, no priority though the paperback preceeds the hardcover]. The lightest of shelf wear at the lower cornes and base of the spine, else fine in near fine dust jacket. A superior copy.. First edition, first printing. $3200


and while we are talking about matches:


Colorado Springs: Gauntlet Press, 2006. First edition, limited issue of 750 numbered copies signed by Bradbury on the limitation page. Copy #729. Edited by Donn Albright. Preface by Bradbury. Foreword by Richard Matheson. Introduction by William Touponce. Textual essay by Jonathan Eller. Illustrated. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket.  $385


Reading copies of Fahrenheit 451



Part of this post originally appeared on Book Patrol

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