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    Ray Bradbury: The October Country. (New York: Ballantine, 1955), first edition, first state ("BB" monogram on spine of book is upside down), 306 pages, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo (5.5" x 8"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Housed in a red banded quarter leather solander box with marbled boards, cloth edges, and gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. For this wonderful collection of macabre and fantastic tales, Bradbury selected and rewrote fourteen stories from his previous Arkham House collection, Dark Carnival and added five stories never before published in book form. Some of Bradbury's most famous tales come from this collection, including "The Lake", "The Wind", and "The Small Assassin". At the time this book was published, Bradbury's fan base had grown significantly from the time Dark Carnival was published (not to mention it was long out of print), so this book was for most Bradbury fans the introduction to his darker side. Interestingly, Bradbury dedicated this book "For who else but August Derleth", co-founder of Arkham House and publisher of Dark Carnival. The copy presented here is fine, but for minor edge and corner wear and some sunning to the book and jacket. A great collection of Bradbury's more macabre fiction. From the Ventura Collection.

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