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Dune (Leather Bound Edition) by Frank Herbert - Hardcover - Special Edition - 2005 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 008418)

Dune (Leather Bound Edition)

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Dune (Leather Bound Edition)

by Frank Herbert

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  • hardcover
Condition
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ISBN 10
0425266540
ISBN 13
9780425266540
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New York, NY: Ace Books/Berkley/Penguin, 2005 Ace Books/Berkley/Penguin, New York. 2005. Hardcover. Special Markets Edition. 6th Printing by Line Number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine +. No DJ. Tan leather boards and spine gilt lettering, raised bands and picture on spine; gilt borders and decorations on front board with gilt and tan lettering and outer space picture in blue and orange. Gilt textblock edges; pictorial endpapers; gold page ribbon; banded head and tail. 563 pp 8vo. Set in the distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which various noble houses control planetary fiefs, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family accepts the stewardship of the planet Arrakis. While the planet is an inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland, it is the only source of melange, or "the spice", a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities. Melange is also necessary for space navigation, which requires a kind of multidimensional awareness and foresight that only the drug provides. As melange can only be produced on Arrakis, control of the planet is thus a coveted and dangerous undertaking. The story explores the multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, as the factions of the empire confront each other in a struggle for the control of Arrakis and its spice. A clean pristine beautiful copy.

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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Bookseller
Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
008418
Title
Dune (Leather Bound Edition)
Author
Frank Herbert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
Special Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0425266540
ISBN 13
9780425266540
Publisher
Ace Books/Berkley/Penguin
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
2005
Keywords
general fiction, science fiction, Frank Herbert, Dune, Leto, Paul Atreides, human race, science fiction, Arrakis, melange, the spice, space navigation
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About Walnut Valley Books/Books by White

Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
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]
raised band(s)
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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]
tail
The heel of the spine.
fine
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