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