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DANDELION WINE - INSCRIBED TO FORREST J. ACKERMAN by  Ray Bradbury - Signed First Edition - 1957 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 4204)

DANDELION WINE - INSCRIBED TO FORREST J. ACKERMAN

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DANDELION WINE - INSCRIBED TO FORREST J. ACKERMAN

by Bradbury, Ray

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About This Item

London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. First U.K. Edition. An association copy of the highest quality, inscribed to Bradbury's long-time friend, mentor, and literary agent Forrest Ackerman. It was Ackerman who introduced a teenage Bradbury to the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, published Bradbury's first story in his fanzine Imagination, and who would urge Bradbury to pursue his writing, lending him money to publish his own fanzine, Futuria Fantasia. Barron, Fantasy Literature, 4A-44. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); maroon paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-183,[1]pp. With a contemporary inscription to Forrest J. Ackerman on the front endpaper: "For Forry! Merry Christmas 1957! From his friend Ray Bradbury!" Faint scratch to upper edge of textblock, tiny bump to base of spine, else a fresh, very Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 16s net), gently spine-sunned, with some trivial wear to extremities, and Ackerman's tiny "A" sticker at upper spine panel; Near Fine.

Synopsis

Dandelion Wine is a 1957 semi-autobiographical novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois — a pseudonym for Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine" which appeared in the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine. The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and other ingredients, commonly citrus fruit.

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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4204
Title
DANDELION WINE - INSCRIBED TO FORREST J. ACKERMAN
Author
Bradbury, Ray
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First U.K. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rupert Hart-Davis
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1957

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