An Exceptional Copy of An Asbestos “Fahrenheit 451"
BRADBURY, Ray. MUGNAINI, Joseph. Fahrenheit 451. Illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc. , [1953].
First edition, limited to 200 copies signed by Bradbury and bound by Johns-Manville Quinterra in a highly refined white asbestos. This being number 125. Not issued in dust jacket. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 196 x 134 mm). [8], 199, [2], [1, publisher's advertisement] pp. With black-and-white illustrations throughout the text.

Publisher's full white asbestos. Front board and spine lettered in red. Housed in custom red half morocco clamshell. Spine slightly darkened, else fine. An exceptional copy of a book that is usually found in very poor condition.

"[Bradbury's] novels include Fahrenheit 451 (1953), presenting a future totalitarian state in which supertelevision presents all that people are to think and know, and the ownership of books is cause for the state to burn both volumes and owners." (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature).

HBS # 67717 $15,000