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    Inscribed and Signed Twice by Bradbury to His Editor, William Targ

    Ray Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1948. First edition. Presentation copy from the author to book editor and bibliophile, William Targ. Inscribed and signed by Bradbury, "For William Targ... / This Rare First / Edition of / 'Dark Carnival' / - With the / Admiration and / Friendly / Wishes / of / Ray Bradbury / Friday / Feb. 13, Apollo / Year One. / (1970)" on the front free endpaper. Additionally inscribed and signed on the title page, "For William Targ! / This [Dark Carnival] Ray Bradbury / 1970." Octavo. 313 pages plus colophon. Publisher's black cloth with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket by George Barrows. Minor wear to the board edges and jacket edges and corners, with minimal loss. Panels a bit rubbed. A very good copy.

    William Targ retired as editor-in-chief at G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1978, at which time he founded his own fine press imprint, Targ Editions. One of the books he published under this new banner was Bradbury's Beyond 1984: Remembrance of Things.

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