London: The Science Fiction Book Club, by Arrangement with Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. Elusive, early edition of Bradbury's most enduring work, one of literature's great dystopias, and basis for François Truffaut's 1966 film starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. From the collection of noted science fiction collector Stanley Simon. Item #3533
Octavo (19cm); lime green paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in metallic lavender on spine; dustjacket; ,9-158,pp. Inscribed on the front endpaper: "To Stanley Simon! Ray Bradbury / 3/26/86." Text edges tanned (as usual), three corners very gently tapped (though still sharp; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is spine-sunned, with a touch of dustiness to panels, and a few small nicks and short tears to extremities - one of them archivally mended on verso; Very Good.