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    Ray Bradbury. The October Country. New York: [1955]. First edition.

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    Ray Bradbury. The October Country. New York: Ballantine Books, [1955]. First edition in probable earliest state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher's monogram stamped upside down on spine panel (Currey binding B1). Octavo. [xii], 306, [307: about the author], [308: blank] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black, in original dust jacket. A fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, a general dust soiling, most noticeably along spine and flap folds, and orange lettering on spine panel faded, but still legible.

    Four stories appear here for the first time in book form, "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." The remainder are reprinted, most with revisions, from Cark Carnival (1947). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 55. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1571-73. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-46. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34 and 4-52.

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