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    Bradbury's First Book, Inscribed

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

    First edition. Inscribed by Bradbury on label attached to front free endpaper. Octavo. 313 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Minor wear at the spine ends and corners. Some toning to the textblock edges, and noticeable toning to endpapers. Dust jacket shows light wear to the spine ends and corners, and rubbing and some soiling to the rear panel and rear flap. A very good copy.

    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.


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