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    Ray Bradbury. Publication Archive for The Aqueduct. Roy A. Squires, 1979.
    First edition. Number 1 of 230 signed, limited first editions. Inscribed to Bruce and Chris by the illustrator, Andrew Smith, and Ray Bradbury. Octavo.

    Chapbook in publisher's French marbled paper wrappers with self flaps. Text printed on specially made paper by Twinrocker of Brookston, Indiana. Fine condition.

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    Corrected Typescript of the story, with corrections by Bradbury in blue ink. Also includes a sheet of the paper used to print the book, with four practice signatures by Bradbury.

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    Original drawing by Andrew Smith of the aqueduct that appears on the title page of the book. Fine condition.

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    Several states of the corrected page proofs of the story, with pencil notations, and several uncut versions of the label.

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    Original handwritten manuscript of the colophon limitation, the label, and proposed versions of the title as it would appear on the title page.

    All items in fine condition. A fascinating production archive of a rare Bradbury item, subsequently collected in The Stories of Ray Bradbury in 1980. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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