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    Ray Bradbury: Signed First Edition of The October Country (New York: Ballantine, 1955), first edition, first state ("BB" monogram on spine of book is upside down), 306 pages, red cloth with black lettering on spine, 8vo (5.5" x 8"), dust jacket. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Signed "Ray Bradbury" on the title page. For this wonderful collection of macabre and fantastic tales, Bradbury selected and rewrote fourteen stories from his previous Arkham House collection, Dark Carnival and added five stories never before published in book form. Some of Bradbury's most famous tales come from this collection, including "The Lake", "The Wind", and "The Small Assassin". At the time this book was published, Bradbury's fan base had grown significantly from the time Dark Carnival was published (not to mention it was long out of print), so this book was for most Bradbury fans the introduction to his darker side. Interestingly, Bradbury dedicated this book "For who else but August Derleth", co-founder of Arkham House and publisher of Dark Carnival. The copy presented here is about fine, with minor edge and corner wear in a very good dust jacket with sunning to the spine, minor chipping to the spine ends, and lightly rubbed panels. A great collection of Bradbury's more macabre fiction, signed by the author himself.

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