New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3606
A charming First Edition, First Printing of this clever piece by Ray Bradbury. In Near Fine condition, the book is solid in construction with boards bound in black cloth. The top edge has an attractive red top stain that may be mildly faded, beautifully matching the bright poppy coloring of the end pages. A previous owner's inscription in neat black ink on the front free end paper. Author inscription on half title page in blue ink, "Kevin! Ray Bradbury, Sept 9, 05". Inscription includes an animated drawing by Ray Bradbury, a small preview of the delightful creatures Joseph Mugnaini illustrates throughout this curious tale. Pages throughout the book are crisp and clean with a few corners displaying slight creasing. Dust jacket protected by archival cover. Jacket displays two small chips at the head of the spine and price clipped, otherwise beautiful condition. A tiny light stain on the corner of the front flap. Front and rear flaps appear in lovely condition, with a stylized picture of the author on rear flap capturing the moody feel of the story. A very nice first printing of one of Ray Bradbury's most popular books.
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