FAHRENHEIT 451. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, red boards, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. The hardbound trade issue. (Currey binding D [no priority]). Expanded from the novella "The Fireman" published in 1951. Filmed in 1966 by Francois Truffaut. "In a totalitarian state, books are burned and private thought or action is criminal." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-153. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 8. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 749-55. Boards lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a solid very good copy in solid very good dust jacket with light fraying and shallow chipping at spine ends and upper corner tips, 45 mm closed tear at top edge of front flap fold which extends slightly into flap, and red "451" on spine panel faded. Overall the jacket is clean and presentable. (#100269).
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