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Fahrenheit 451 by  Ray Bradbury - Signed First Edition - 1953 - from Authors & Artists (SKU: 9138)

Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
NF/VG+
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New York: Ballantine Books. NF/VG+. 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing, 1953 1st edition. From the collection of famous sci-fi book collector(s) Robert and Diane Yaspan. Signed and Inscribed by the author in red felt-tip pen on a large piece of white paper that is NOT a bookplate (instead a piece of letter-sized stationery trimmed to fit) pasted on the book's front pastedown: 'Mar - 1974 For Robert Yaspan - This copy of the regular trade edition of "451" signed by Ray Bradbury.' Mr. Bradbury was of course differentiati ng between the 1st hardback trade edition owned by Mr. Yaspen vs. the asbestos-covered limited edition issued at the same time. The book is bound in red cloth with yellow printing (Curry binding D, no priority). Straight, clean, tight book with no soiling and no handwriting other than the author's in it, with crisp, clean pages, and with just a mere touch of shelfwear to spine ends/corners and 2 small 'very' slightly darkened cloth areas at the bottom edge of the boards. The price intact ($2.50) dustjacket is clean and crisp with some of the usual fading of the red '451' on the spine (though still quite legible), and with some small, shallow edge chips and tears along its edges, primarily at spine ends, upper back edge and flap fold ends, none affecting any dustjacket lettering or the design (less than it looks like in our photos; there's some flash glare from the DJ protector). The dustjacket is entirely original - no restoration. It is now protected by a clear, removable dustjacket cover. The book is housed in a custom red cloth slipcase dating to the Yaspans in the 1970s that is in excellent condition. Very handsome presentation, and excellent provenance! Made into a very good movie in 1966 by Francois Truffaut, starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. This book is what really made Mr. Bradbury into a household name.; Signed by Author .

Synopsis

Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine Books, 1953) by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel that presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed. Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era. Bradbury combined two of his early short stories, "The Pedestrian" and  "Bright Phoenix," into The Fireman, a novella published in the February 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. Bradbury's publisher at Ballantine Books then suggested that he expand the work to make into a novel—Fahrenheit 451.

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Bookseller
Authors & Artists US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
9138
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Format/binding
Hardcover; 1st Printing
Book condition
Used - NF/VG+
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1953
Keywords
Ray Bradbury, Book burning, Books, Movie, Sci-fi
Bookseller catalogs
General Fiction 1sts; Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy 1sts; Signed 1sts & Limited Editions;

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About Authors & Artists

We are former bricks & mortar book and antique & collectibles store owners, now selling only online. We try to provide the best shopping experience for you that is possible, and we pride ourselves on our customer service. We adhere to the ethics specifications of IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association). All our books are first editions / first printings in dustjackets (where issued), unless otherwise noted in the description field of each book. Specialties are modern firsts, signed books, signed and unsigned limited editions, authors' first books, horror, sci-fi and mystery, earth sciences including plants, animals, ecology, environmental, archaeology, and anthropology, Native American, mythology, antiquarian books, and a selection of (mostly sci-fi and mystery) paperback originals. We stock a bit of everything, from scarce and rare collector books to excellent condition inexpensive books for readers.

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crisp
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bookplate
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shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
tight
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inscribed
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