FAHRENHEIT 451, by Ray Bradbury - 1953 [1st Ed]


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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

illustrated by Joe Mugnaini

FIRST EDITION. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1953.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Vintage binding features red cloth covers with yellow lettering on front cover and spine. 
  • Volume displays gentle overall wear and aging, with light edgewear, more to foot edges that show moderate rubbing. 
  • Front cover exhibits some faint scattered stains and shadows, as well as a larger light damp stain, approx. 4.25" tall, that wraps around to spine on a 3.5" tall area. (See photos)
  • Back cover shows some minimal white staining at top corner, as well as a 0.75" x 1.25 damp stain along upper part of fore edge. (See photos)
  • Spine displays slight fading as well as damp stain from front cover, that affects text. Text remains vibrant. 
  • Spine ends are bumped. 
  • Binding is secure and tight.
  • Illustrations are well preserved, showing gentle toning. (See photos)
  • Endpapers exhibit some offsets.
  • Interior displays gentle age-toning, and is well preserved throughout.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges display commensurate toning. Head displays stronger aging with foxing and darkening, as well as a small black spot near front corner. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20191003

201 pages. 5.5 x 8 inches.

One of the best-known works of the American writer, Ray Bradbury's mysterious science-fiction novel portrays the adventures of Guy Montag, a "fireman." He lives in a world where literature has practically vanished from the surface of the Earth, replaced by television. In that society, where firemen start fires instead of putting them out, is uncovered a strange system of values that has carried man away from essential joys and the harmony with Nature. A thrilling SCI-FI masterpiece, that will keep the reader on edge to the end.

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American author and screenwriter. In literature he worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery. With his science fiction and horror collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), he is considered one of the most acclaimed American writers, and was called by The New York Times: "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science-fiction into the literary mainstream".

Features the illustrations of Joe Mugnaini. Includes a short appendix "About Ray Bradbury".

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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