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Doubleday and Company 1950 - STATED FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING 1950 BY RAY BRADBURY This listing is for a Stated First Edition, First Printing of THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Ray Bradbury. Published by Doubleday & Company, New York, 1950. NOT a book club edition and NOT ex-library. Clean condition book and near fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by Bradbury on a loosely laid in book plate. Please see image of the copyright page. The true first edition of this title must have the First edition statement. The book is in clean beautiful condition with light green boards and bright unfaded dark red titles to spine. The book has clean cloth without the typical mottling found with this title. The book has sharp corners, and no edgewear. Slight bowing to the front board, with one small bump. The end papers are crisp, and clean with no owner names, no inscriptions, and no book plates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with No marks, No writing, No stains, No inscriptions, No bent pages and No foxing. Beautiful book internally appearing as unread. Signed by Bradbury on a loosely laid in bookplate. Please see detailed images. The original first edition dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors wit no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.50. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce Bradbury title in beautiful clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Sci-Fi listings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-10-10           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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