Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine, 1953. First edition, signed by Bradbury and jacket designer Joseph Mugnaini at front free endpaper. Octavo (7.75 x 5.125 inches; 195 x 129 mm.). [vi], 199, [3] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in yellow; in original dust jacket. Boards rubbed at edges, particularly lower edges and spine head; mild, even toning to pages. Dust jacket price clipped; front panel and rear panels stained with adhesive residue along lower edge, where a small (approximately one-half inch) triangular notch is clipped out; rear panel is clipped twice; small (one-quarter inch) spot of loss at spine tail; Spine panel crudely reinforced at verso; front panel torn along top edge, measuring approximately one-half inch; front flap price-clipped. A very good copy in a good dust jacket. Currey, p. 44.

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