The Illustrated Man [*SIGNED*]

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $400.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

(price-clipped) [virtually no wear to book, but the front hinge is starting to crack so tender handling required; jacket faded at spine but otherwise just lightly worn, with a touch of visible wear along the top edge]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep, above which he has written the name of the inscribee, followed by an exclamation point. Early Bradbury collection of 18 stories (the jacket copy says 20, but that includes the Prologue and Epilogue), built around the concept of a tattooed ex-circus freak whose numerous body-illustrations each provide the basis for one of the stories. A number of the stories, all but one of which had been previously published, have been adapted for various media (radio, TV, film, music); the most-remembered adaptation is probably the 1969 feature film THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, directed by Jack Smight and starring Rod Steiger, which incorporated three stories ("The Veldt," "The Long Rain" and "The Last Night of the World") into an expanded version of the Prologue and Epilogue. (Bradbury was not involved in the adaptation.) NOTE that I've dated this printing as 1958 per the reference in the rear jacket blurb his "more recent, best-selling [book] 'Dandelion Wine'," which was published in September 1957; ALSO NOTE that while this edition retains the Sydney Butchkes front-panel jacket art from the first edition, the rear jacket panel is different, and features a then-more-contemporary photo of Bradbury, by George Cserna. Signed by Author

Title: The Illustrated Man [*SIGNED*]

Author: Bradbury, Ray

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Sydney Butchkes


Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: [1958, c.1951]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23421

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