Ray Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition, signed by the author. Octavo (7.75 x 5.25 inches; 198 x 131 mm.). 222, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's green cloth; spine lettered in dark red; in first-state dust jacket with $2.50 price at top right corner of front flap. Backstrip slightly sunned; spine ends bumped; slight spine lean; mild, even toning to text block. Dust jacket worn at folds; corners and spine ends slightly frayed; lower portion of spine water-stained, also visible on lower portion of rear flap near spine; touches of toning to flaps along top margin; top edge of jacket nicked three times, none measuring more than one-eighth inch; rear panel mildly toned with touches of rubbing. Still, a very good copy. Housed in custom clamshell case. Currey, 45.

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