DANDELION WINE. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Bradbury on the front free endpaper to Tor Books Senior Editor David G. Hartwell: "David! / This bottle of / 'wine' / from the vintner / himself -- / Ray Bradbury / Summer / 1972." "A bucolic evocation of Bradbury's youth through rose-colored glasses. Though not strictly fantastic, this poetic blend of nostalgia and ever-so-slightly macabre happenings defines the author's view of the past as a country of the bizarre and the wonderful, and is central to Bradbury's fantasy world." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-44. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 19. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, cloth just a bit soft at lower spine end, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges, mainly at spine ends and corners, dust soiling to rear panel, and clipped price. The jacket is in average condition but presents well overall. (#158792).
First edition so stated on copyright page.