Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked This Way Comes. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962), first edition, 317 pages, light orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, 8vo (5.75" x 8.25"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Jacket illustration by Gray Foy. The genesis of this novel makes a very interesting story in its own right. In 1955, Bradbury suggested to his friend & Hollywood legend Gene Kelly that they should do a movie together. Bradbury would write it; Kelly would direct. Afterwards, Bradbury turned his short story "The Black Ferris" into an 80-page treatment. Unable to raise the necessary funding, the film died on the vine. However, Bradbury kept at the story, turning his treatment into Something Wicked This Way Comes, the novel presented here. It is generally considered the middle volume in Bradbury's Green Town trilogy. This copy is fine, with light wear to the edges and corners of the book and dust jacket. The textblock fore-edge shows mild age-toning, and there is a small thumb stain on the bottom edges. This is a truly magnificent copy of a great Bradbury novel. From the Ventura Collection.

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