THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Brief signed inscription by Bradbury to "Cal!" on the front free endpaper. A collection of linked stories about the exploration and colonization of the planet Mars at the end of the twentieth century. "Poetic mood pieces, occasionally satirical and moralistic, but often haunting in their power ... An undeniable classic ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 228. 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. Very light tanning to spine panel (a fault common to most copies of this book), a fine copy in fine dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap). A superb example of this classic. (#172735).
First edition so stated on copyright page.