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Ballantine Books 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. Boldly signed Stunning near fine crisp book with vibrant boards with a beautiful unclipped dust jacket still maintaining the red ¿451¿ numbers to the spine! Curry binding D (no priority), the true first edition hardbound issue. Expanded from the novella ¿The Fireman¿, published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. Boldly signed by Ray Bradbury in red marker on a loosely laid in bookplate. The book is in bright, crisp, near fine condition with clean cloth still retaining its original sheen and bright unfaded yellow titles to front and spine. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no bookstore stamps, no stains and no inscriptions. The internal pages are clean, crisp and flat with no marks, no stains, no handling marks, no writing, no bent pages, no stains, and no foxing. Stunning clean, bright book appearing as unread. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine tips, and as such presents in near fine condition. The jacket still retains a vibrant red ¿451¿ on the spine which most always fades to yellow or disappears entirely.The jacket has no rips, no chips, no stains and no foxing. Some light overally toning to the off white background. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. Please see the many detailed images. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear archival cover. Rare and desirable in this condition. A very handsome clean crisp copy of this scarce, important Bradbury title. Presents beautifully on the shelf, in addition to making a wonderful investment. Would make a perfect gift for a Bradbury collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2018-01-07           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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