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    First Edition of The Martian Chronicles

    Ray Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950.

    First edition, first state. Octavo. 222 pages.

    Publisher's first state green cloth with red stamping. Cloth shows some faint speckling to the boards and fading to the spine . Dust jacket has minimal rubbing with darkening to the edges and spine. A near fine copy in a crisp jacket.

    A clean and attractive copy of Bradbury's second book. Bradbury loosely connected these science fiction stories set on Mars into a coherent whole so that the publisher could better market the book as a novel. This "episodic first novel about mankind's colonization of Mars...helped to bring science fiction to the attention of the literary mainstream" (Bloom, Science Fiction Writers of the Golden Age p. 78).

    Barron 4-102. Currey.


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