THE OCTOBER COUNTRY. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Probable later state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher's monogram correctly stamped on spine panel (Currey binding B2). Brief signed inscription by Bradbury to "David" on front free endpaper. Four stories appear here for the first time in book form, "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." The remainder are reprinted, most with revisions, from DARK CARNIVAL (1947). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 55. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1571-73. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-46. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34 and 4-52. A fine copy in good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, faded spine panel lettering, general dust soiling, and damp stains along flap folds. Still presents pretty well. (#136470).
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