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      Sale 2462 | Lot 25
      Price Realized: $8,750With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2462 Lot 25

        BRADBURY, RAY. Fahrenheit 451. Illustrated by Joe Muganini. 8vo, bound in white Johns-Manville Quinterra, "an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis" (incineration that chemically decomposes organic materials by heat in the absence of oxygen), lettered in red, boards quite unrubbed and absent the smudging usually seen, thin faint lines of (binder's glue?) residue along top and bottom of board edges, similarly evident, albeit less so, at corresponding area of pastedowns and endpapers, else covers and contents clean; supplied first trade edition dust jacket with mild dust-soiling and rubbing only. New York: Ballantine, (1953)

        Estimate $7,000 - 10,000

        first limited edition of the famous johns-manville quinterra asbestos edition, numbered 145 and signed by bradbury on the limitation page. an exceptionally well-preserved copy. One of 200 copies. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750

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