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    Ray Bradbury. The Golden Apples of the Sun - Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Drawings by Joe Mugnaini. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1953. First edition in dust jacket. Very good.

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    First edition. Inscribed and signed in full "For Barry - Hoping I can always continue to please you - Good Luck! from Ray Bradbury May 1953" on the front free endpaper. Twelvemo. 250 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white.

    Green cloth over boards with yellow lettering on spine. The dust jacket has minor rubbing, light creases, and tiny tears and chips at the head and foot of the spine. Overall very good condition.

    This original 1953 first edition of The Golden Apples of the Sun contains twenty-two short stories (the collection eventually would grow to include a total of thirty-two). Titles include "The Fog Horn," "The April Witch," "Invisible Boy," "The Flying Machine," and "The Golden Apples of the Sun." Bradbury gleaned his title from the William Butler Yeats poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus."



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