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    Richard Matheson. I Am Legend. New York: [1970]. First hardcover edition, inscribed by Matheson.


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    Richard Matheson. I Am Legend. New York: Walker, [1970]. First hardcover edition, inscribed by Matheson on the front free endpaper: "7/08/To Bruce-/All best-/Richard Matheson". Octavo. [vi], 122 pages. Publisher's full cream cloth, spine lettered in black, dust jacket. Jacket lightly toned (a bit darker at spine) and rubbed, edges of binding lightly toned, text a bit toned. Still, a fine copy.

    I Am Legend has been adapted to film and television numerous times, and had tremendous influence on the zombie genre (despite the fact that the last man is surrounded by vampires, this book put forth the idea of an apocalypse of the undead, and influenced George Romero, the father of the modern zombie genre).



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