New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini. Limited Numbered Edition. Aluminum. Fine. Item #3155
This Limited Numbered Edition of one of Bradbury's best-known works is the most spectacular of all editions of this important book, originally published in 1953. Signed by the author and the artist, Joseph Mugnaini, on the limitation page. Numbered 670 of 2000 Limited Edition copies. This Fahrenheit 451, the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns, is bound in "fire-proof" aluminum. Each book had to be wrapped by hand in aluminum foil, and the covers and endleaves were affixed by hand. Then the cover design was silkscreened on the aluminum foil in red, white and black. These efforts produced a spectacular result and the scanned pictures do not do the book justice because of the shiny aluminum. The book is in fine condition. So is the slipcase but for the light touches of wear on the fragile aluminum and at the corners of the slipcase. Overall one of the nicest we have seen.
An attractive silver gilt covers the page edges on all sides. The book also includes an original full-page lithograph and and three other brilliant illustrations, one of which is a 2-page foldout. . Includes the Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter dated August, 1982 that discusses the book. A wonderful edition.
Price: $600.00 other currencies