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    Ray Bradbury: Dandelion Wine. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1957), first edition, 281 pages, yellow cloth with blue and gilt lettering on spine, 8vo (5.75" x 8.5"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Deckled fore-edge. Jacket design by Robert Vickrey. Dandelion Wine is the first of many semi-autobiographical works produced by Bradbury throughout his career, and structured much like some of his other longer works: largely composed of previously published short stories woven together and linked by transitional vignettes. In this novel, Bradbury revisits his Waukegan childhood through the eyes and adventures of 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding (Bradbury's middle name is Douglas) over the course of one glorious summer in Green Town, Illinois. With the publication last year of Farewell Summer, Dandelion Wine can now be seen as the first entry in Bradbury's Green Town trilogy. The middle entry is Something Wicked This Way Comes. The copy of Dandelion Wine presented here is near fine, with very minor wear to the edges, corners, and spine of both the book and the dust jacket. One small surface abrasion to the dust jacket present at spine head. Spine sunned. The textblock shows minor foxing to the fore-edge, which does not affect the text in any way. A beautiful copy of a nostalgic Bradbury classic. From the Ventura Collection.

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