THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with contemporary inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper: "For / Julie / with my / great affection / and appreciation / of your friendship / all down the years / from / Ray Bradbury / May, 1950." Bradbury's second and most famous book, a collection of closely linked stories about the exploration and colonization of Mars. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-154. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 255. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 3. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1348-52. A touch of the usual tanning to spine panel, top edge of pages a bit tanned, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with rubbing at edges, a vertical crease to spine panel, and clipped price. The jacket presents well overall. (#148490).
First edition so stated on copyright page.