New York: Ballantine, 1953. First edition of one of the seminal works in the field of science fiction. Octavo, original red cloth. Illustrated by Joe Mugnaini. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to the spine panel. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper,"For Bob O'Malley! With friendly wishes! from Ray Bradbury Oct. 10, 1983." The recipient, Robert O'Malley was an important collector of science fiction. Housed in a custom clamshell morocco case. Fahrenheit 451 remains Bradburys most acclaimed work, with more than four million copies in print. "Frightening in its implications Mr. Bradburys account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating" (New York Times).
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