A Stunning Copy of Bradbury's First BookRay Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947.
First edition. Octavo. 313 pages.
Black cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. In original pictorial dust jacket by George Barrows. Minimal edge wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Some spotting to verso of jacket and to endpapers. Tiny closed tear and minimal spotting to dust jacket flaps. Light dust-soiling to page edges. All in all, a near fine copy of Bradbury's classic, in an unusually bright dust jacket.
"The author's first book and his most representative story collection. Similar but not identical to the later collection The October Country" (Chalker 30).
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