Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. First Edition. The author's second novel, "a bucolic evocation of of Bradbury's youth through rose-colored glasses. Though not strictly fantastic, this poetic blend of nostalgia and ever-so-slightly macabre happenings defines the author's view of the past as a country of the bizarre and the wonderful, and is central to Bradbury's fantasy world" (Barron, Fantasy Literature, 4A-44). A superb association copy, inscribed by Bradbury to his long-time friend and fine press publisher Herb Yellin (1935-2014), who between the 1970's through the early 2000's published many of Bradbury's books and broadsides. Item #4957
First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); yellow cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and light blue on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; ,11-281,pp. Inscribed by the author to his fine press publisher Herb Yellin on the front endpaper: "For Herb - This "Dandelion Wine" from the vintner himself - Ray Bradbury." Spine ends a little pushed, upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp), with subtle offsetting from jacket flaps onto endpapers; Near Fine, with the topstain bright and unfaded. Dustjacket is price-clipped, showing mild wear to crown, and some light dust-soil to rear panel and on verso; Near Fine.