29 June 2005
BRADBURY, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953.
8o. Original white Johns-Manville Quinterra asbestos over boards (slightly dampstained, spine a bit darkened); imaginative quarter morocco folding case with leather onlay of a book on fire. Provenance: Richard Manney (bookplate, sale Sotheby's, 11 October 1991, lot 22).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 38 of 200 copies signed by Bradbury and bound in the Johns-Manville Quinterra, which is an asbestos material exceptionally resistant to pyrolysis.
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