A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Bradbury to August Derleth, fellow author and the publisher of Bradbury's first book, on the front free endpaper: "For August Derleth -- / with continued friendship / and good wishes from / Ray Bradbury / 2-17-59." Collects twenty-two stories including "The Dragon," "Fever Dream," "A Scent of Sarsaparilla," "Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed," and "The Day It Rained Forever." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 260. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 122. Light stains to cloth on front and rear cover, still an attractive, internally fine copy in fine dust jacket. A fine association copy. (#151517).
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First edition so stated on copyright page.