Dune

by Herbert, Frank

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.

First Edition Identification

Dune is one of the high points for science fiction collectors and was first published in 1965 by Chilton Book Company in Philadelphia (an interesting departure for the publisher, who to that date had only published automotive repair manuals). The true first will read "First Edition" on the copyright page, with no subsequent printings, and will be in blue cloth boards. The jacket is a pictorial dark red and blue desert scene, and the rear panel has a map. The price on the jacket flap should be $5.95 and the rear flap should have the Chilton address across four lines.Beware mistaking the more widely-published Book Club Edition as a true first. Although this is one of the rare cases where a BCE has value to collectors, there is a dramatic price difference between the two.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Prior to its publication in book form, parts of Dune were published in Analog as a three-part serial called Dune World in 1963-1964 and later as a five-part serial called Prophet of Dune in 1965. The first UK edition is also highly coveted and was published in the subsequent year by Victor Gollancz in dark brown cloth with a black jacket featuring a silhouette of a dunescape with white lines. Easton press published a collector's edition in 1987. The Folio Society released an acclaimed, illustrated limited edition in 2015 and again in 2020.

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Dune.

by Herbert, Frank

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New York/ Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. First edition, review copy of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Eric Payton Frank Herbert." Very good in a very good dust jacket. Review slip pasted on the front free endpaper, and with copy number 1753 stamped to the title page.… Read more about this item
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1965
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1965
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by Frank. Herbert

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1984
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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5th or later Printing Nice Clean Copy! 6th Impression. No marks or writings, pages bright and clean, light foxing to top outside page edges, binding tight and sound. Front upper corner bumped, very light shelf wear, very light wear to corners. Dust jacket with original price of… Read more about this item
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Inscribed hardcover copy of Frank Herbert's Dune, fifth printing bound in red. Nice copy clean and unmarked but for author's inscription. Minor wear to corners of dust jacket, see photos. Inscription is on the book, not a laid in card our pasted in. Photos are of the actual book.
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New York/ Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. First edition, third printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Frank Herbert on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket art by John Schoenherr. Uncommon signed. Dune was awarded the first Nebula award for best science fiction novel, shared the Hugo award, and "became… Read more about this item
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by Frank Herbert

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Collector's Edition
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0425266540
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New York: Barnes & Noble, 2013. Purchased new at Barnes & Noble. In shrinkwrap. Barnes & Noble Classic Edition of the science fiction classic. The unread book is tight and square with solid hinges, sharp corners, and clean unmarred boards. The textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, stamp, or markings. Bound in bonded leather with illustrated endpapers and sewn-in… Read more about this item
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by Frank Herbert

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1987
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Condition: Very Good; issued without dj. Full red leather boards with vibrant sewn-in gold ribbon marker; gold embossed textblock. B&w and full color illustrations by John Schoenherr; remembrances by Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury and more. Faint white smudge marks to gilt fore edge and bottom edge. Faint rub marks to front board. This stunning book includes… Read more about this item
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by Frank Herbert

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1st Edition 1st Printing
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2023
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Hardcover
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1399623001
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London: Gollancz, 2023. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. New/New. 2023 new Limited Edition. With beautiful sprayed edge and slipcase.
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by Herbert, Frank

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2005
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Hardcover
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by Herbert, Frank

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First Edition
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2001
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Hardback
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0575073349
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by Frank Herbert

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1999-10-01
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by Herbert, Frank

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First Edition
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1971
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Dune

by Frank Herbert

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Memorial Edition
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1987
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by Frank Herbert

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by Herbert, Frank

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1966
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by Frank. Herbert

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Dune

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1965
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Dune: Now a major new film from the director of Blade Runner 2049
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by Herbert, Frank

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Dune

by Herbert, Frank

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1965
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Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company, 1965. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. The science fiction classic that was recently made into another film. A Book Club Edition with gutter code T23 from 1978. In red boards with yellow type to spine. Corners bumped with additional ding to bottom of front board. Wear at spine ends and some marks/stains to top… Read more about this item
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