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    Inscribed to Long-Time Bradbury Collector

    Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., [1953]. First trade edition, warmly inscribed by Bradbury to long-time collector, Bob O'Malley: "For / Bob O'Malley! / With friendly / wishes! / from / Ray Bradbury [underlined] / Oct. 10, 1983." The inscription was done in two different red markers - apparently Bradbury had signed in a thin red marker, that left an uneven inscription, and so he re-did it with a thicker red marker over the original inscription. Octavo. [vi], [202] pages. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Publisher's full red cloth, front board and spine stamped in yellow, dust jacket. Jacket spine sunned and soiled, with some rubbing, toning and occasional soiling to jacket panels, minor rubbing to binding. Overall, a near fine copy, inscribed twice (technically) by Bradbury to an important collector. From the collection of Bob O'Malley.

    Originally expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951, and later filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55.


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