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The Illustrated Man by  Ray Bradbury - 1st Edition - 1951 - from Idler Fine Books (SKU: 004995)

The Illustrated Man

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The Illustrated Man

by Bradbury, Ray

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About This Item

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951 First printing of the stated first edition. Publisher's tan cloth boards with black-lettered spine, 252pp., in original pictorial dust jacket, with 2.75 price on inside front flap. Age-toning to covers, tanning to spine, age-toning to endpapers, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with tanning to spine, a couple closed tears, slight rubbing to rear panel, and mild edge wear. "Eighteen SF and fantasy stories from 1947 to 1951 plus prologue and epilogue. Structured by the device of a man's body tattooed with pictures, each of which comes alive with a story. Some social criticism, but emphasis on sentimentality in highly crafted, emotion-generating stories." (Barron: Anatomy of Wonder [1976] 150)

Synopsis

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.

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Details

bookseller
Idler Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
004995
Title
The Illustrated Man
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Illustrator
Butchkes
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published
1951
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION, SHORT STORIES, CLASSIC.

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We specialize in First Editions in Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery, many signed first editions and limited editions.

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