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Dark Carnival

by Bradbury, Ray

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Springfield, PA: Gauntlet Publications, 2001. First Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. As new in leatherette slipcase, still in publishers shrinkwrap. Never opened. One of 700 numbered copies signed by Ray Bradbury and Clive Barker who wrote the afterword. New edition of Bradbury's first book, originally published by Arkham House. Edited by Donn Albright, with a new introduction by Bradbury. This edition also includes four stories not in the original edition, archival material and an afterword by Clive Barker. Wrap around dust jacket reproduces an original painting by Bradbury. Paste-down on slipcase.


Ray Bradbury's first book was the short story collection Dark Carnival issued in 1947 by Arkham House in the United States. These short stories set the tone for Bradbury's future work. His eerie, sometimes disturbing stories typify Arkham House books, and give us some insight into the young Bradbury. This book reprinted many stories previously published by Bradbury in Weird Tales of November 1944 (such as "The Jar"), and other pulp magazines of the era. Several stories saw print for the first time in this edition, however. 

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Dark Carnival
Bradbury, Ray
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First Edition
Gauntlet Publications
Place of Publication
Springfield, PA
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Horror; Fantasy; Signed;

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The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...

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