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. A fine copy in fine white dust jacket with shallow 5x10 mm chip from top edge of front panel, tiny nick to lower front corner tip, and 7 mm closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel. A sharp copy. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (#111876).
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