THE ILLUSTRATED MAN. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's third book. Classic collection of short stories including "The Veldt," "The Long Rain," "The Fire Balloons," "Marionettes, Inc.," "Zero Hour" and thirteen others. Basis for a 1969 film starring Rod Steiger as the Illustrated Man whose tattoos provide the fame for stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-63. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 256. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 1008-13. Slight spine lean, a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends and front corner tips and several horizontal creases at bottom edge of front panel. A nice copy. (#140691).
First edition so stated on copyright page.