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    Ray Bradbury. Dandelion Wine. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. First British edition. Inscribed: "For / Forry! / Merry Christmas / 1957! / From / his friend / Ray Bradbury!" Octavo (7.75 x 5.125 inches; 197 x 129 mm.). 183, [1] pages. Publisher's full dark red cloth-patterned paper, spine lettered in silver; all edges trimmed; original illustrated dust jacket. Minimal shelf wear and light bumping at extremities of binding; a handful of tiny spots of white soiling scattered over surface of paper. Normal mild age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge ever so slightly dusty with some small scratches. Bit of edge wear to jacket, most pronounced at spine and flap fold ends; spine panel a touch sunned with small spot of soiling toward bottom; general light rubbing to exposed panels. Tiny amount of light rubbing at verso. Very nearly fine. Ackerman, credited with coining the term "sci-fi," was Bradbury's literary agent and collaborated in the production of his 1939-1940 science fiction fanzine, Futuria Fantasia, when Bradbury was just eighteen years old.
    Estimate: $1,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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