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    Bradbury's First Book, Signed

    Ray Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947.

    First edition. Signed by Bradbury on the title page. Octavo. 313 pages. One of 3,112 copies published.

    Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners. Some minor toning to the textblock edges as usual. Dust jacket is lightly worn at the spine ends, edges and corners, with some soiling to the rear panel. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

    Dark Carnival
    was Bradbury's first published book and was extremely well-received. Years later, Bradbury would reissue Dark Carnival as The October Country, with updated versions of most of the stories.

    Currey, p. 55.


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