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    Ray Bradbury. Nine British First Editions, Three of Which are Signed. This lot consists of nine British first editions, published in London by Rupert Hart-Davis (and later, by Hart-Davis, MacGibbon). All copies are octavo, and all are in very good condition, unless otherwise noted. Titles include: The Illustrated Man - Signed. 1952. Signed by Bradbury on the front free endpaper. 192 pages. Publisher's red cloth boards with the spine lettered in silver. Front board is bumped and has darkened along the top edge. Dust jacket shows some minor general soiling and has darkened along edges and spine; also, some edge wear and some light chipping on corners and spine ends. [and:] The Golden Apples of the Sun. 1953. 192 pages. Publisher's blue cloth with spine lettered in silver. Book has a slight lean and top edge has darkened. Jacket has darkened along edges and spine with minor chipping on corners and spine ends. Larger one-half inch chip at top of spine. [and:]The October Country. 1956. 306 pages. Publisher's green cloth with the spine lettered in silver. Book has some fading to top and bottom edges. Bottom corners are bumped and there is spotting on page edges. Some toning to front and rear endpapers caused by dust jacket. Jacket is evenly soiled with darkening to edges and spine. Small chips on corners and spine ends with a one-quarter inch tear at top of spine. In custom slipcase. [and: ] Dandelion Wine. 1957. 184 pages. Publisher's maroon cloth with the spine lettered in silver. Book has a slight lean. Jacket is evenly soiled with darkening to the edges and spine. There is also some light chipping to the corners and spine ends. [and:] Something Wicked This Way Comes. 1963. 253 pages. Publisher's black cloth with the spine lettered in silver. Book is evenly faded along the edges of the boards with spotting and soiling present on page edges. Jacket shows soiling with darkening to edges and spine. Small chips on corners and spine ends. There is a dampstain running most of the length of the bottom edge and rising into the jacket three-quarters of an inch at the corner folds and two inches at the spine. [and:] The Machineries of Joy - Signed. 1964. Signed by Bradbury on the title-page. 239 pages. Publisher's black cloth with the spine lettered in silver. The front board is lightly bumped on the top edge and on the bottom corner. Jacket has some light soiling with darkening to the spine and minor edge wear. [and:] I Sing the Body Electric! - Signed. [1970]. Signed by Bradbury on the title page. 305 pages. Publisher's black cloth with the spine lettered in gold. Cloth is evenly rubbed throughout with a one-eighth inch split on the bottom corner of the front board. Jacket is darkened along edges and has two one-inch tears on the bottom edge of the front panel. [and:] The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, [1973]. 161 pages. Publisher's yellow cloth with the spine lettered in black. Cloth has some light soiling along the edges of the boards. Near fine. [and:] Long After Midnight. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, [1977]. 256 pages. Publisher's maroon cloth with the spine lettered in silver. Jacket shows a hint of sun-fading on spine. Near fine. From the Frank Collection.

    Currey. Ahearn.


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