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    Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc., [1953].

    First trade edition. Octavo. 199 pages.

    Publisher's red buckram with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Minor rubbing and wear to board corners and spine ends. Original dust jacket is good with creases and small sections of paper loss at edges, corners, and spine ends; spine is significantly faded. Housed in a contemporary red cloth case. A very good copy of a scarce signed Ballantine hardcover and a classic of science fiction literature.

    Dated, inscribed and signed by the author in red felt pen on front pastedown: "Mar. 1974. For Robert Yaspan - This copy of the regular trade edition of '451' signed by Ray Bradbury." From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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