DARK CARNIVAL. Sauk City, Wis. Arkham House, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 3112 copies printed. Early signature by Bradbury on the front free endpaper underneath which Bradbury has written later: "signs / this book twice / to express his / approval of Gunther / Swain! / Ray Bradbury / 2-29-64." The author's first book, a collection of twenty-seven stories. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #254. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-42. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges, else a fine copy in good dust jacket with wear and associated shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips, rubbing along folds, some soiling to rear panel, and clipped price. (#162715).
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