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    Frank Herbert: First Edition of Dune with Herbert Typed Letter Signed Laid In (Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965), first edition, first printing, 412 pages, baby blue boards with white lettering on spine, 8vo (6" x 9.25"), first edition dust jacket. Herbert's ecology-conscious interstellar opus has sold over ten million copies since 1965, establishing it as the best-selling science fiction novel ever published, and spawning a vast number of sequels. The story of Paul Atreides and his family's political struggles on planet Arrakis was the joint winner of the 1966 Hugo Award and the winner of the first Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965. A 1975 poll of Locus magazine readers chose Dune as the "all-time best science-fiction novel". And the book's influence on popular culture can be seen in a number of subsequent works, such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix films, and Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series, among many others. This copy of the first printing of the first edition of Dune comes with a 1980 typed letter signed "Frank Herbert" on his personal stationery. The letter is a response to a fan asking for Herbert's signature. The book itself is in very good condition, with only minimal wear to the edges and light soiling to the textblock edges. The dust jacket is about very good, with noticeable wear to the edges, but no tears or chipping. A rare opportunity to obtain a very attractive copy of Herbert's masterpiece in its very first published form along with a signed letter by the author.

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