First Edition of Frank Herbert's Dune Messiah, Signed by Him

    Frank Herbert. Dune Messiah. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1969]. First edition, first printing (as per Currey). Signed by Herbert in black ball-point pen on the title-page (he has crossed out his printed name). Octavo. 256 pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, front board and spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Some rubbing to jacket, a few short closed tears, small smudge to front jacket flap. Minor rubbing to cloth. Overall, a fine copy. [Together with:] Children of Dune. New York: Berkeley Publishing Company, [1976]. First edition., first printing (as per Currey). Signed and dated the month of publication ("April '76") by Herbert on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 444, [4, blank] pages. Publisher's full burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Light rubbing and toning to jacket, minor rubbing to cloth. A fine copy.
    Currey, p. 196.
    From the Palo Alto Collection of Modern Literature.

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