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Dune

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Dune

by Herbert, Frank

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

First UK edition, first impression (Gollancz, 1966).

Publisher's original dark grey cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Boards very nice and clean and free from bumping and marks; previous owner bookplate to front paste-down with their name to front endpaper; some browning to margins of p 154 & 155 from a bookmark, but contents are clean otherwise and free from foxing.

The original and unclipped dust jacket comes complete with the rare wraparound band; a few tears to the edges of the lower panel and top of upper panel hinge with tape repairs to verso; edges a little abraded here and there.

A very good copy indeed of what is widely considered to be one of the best and most influential science fiction novels ever written.

Synopsis

The first in the epic science fiction series of the same name, Dune is set on the desert planet Arrakis, host to "the Spice" - the most important resource in the universe, needed for interplanetary travel and coveted for its effects on longevity and granting incredible psychic powers among humans. Amidst an intergalactic power struggle, would-be heir to the planet's stewardship Paul Atreides is cast out into the desert to die following a coup. Joining a group of zealots called the Fremen, Paul soon becomes considered their messiah - Mahdi - and recognizes in them a formidable fighting force with whom he can retake control of Arrakis. Dune won both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

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Details

Bookseller
Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1476183138872
Title
Dune
Author
Herbert, Frank
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz Ltd
Date Published
1966
Keywords
Frank, Herbert, dune, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film; Science Fiction;

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
paste-down
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... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.

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