DARK CARNIVAL. Ray Bradbury.
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DARK CARNIVAL.

Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in year of publication by Bradbury: "FOR / A. Langley Searles / WITH MY VERY BEST WISHES / FROM / RAY BRADBUY / MAY 15, 1947" Searles was a member of first fandom and founded the noted amateur magazine Fantasy Commentator, considered on the earliest fan based academic journals. Collects twenty-seven stories, most first appearing in magazines, sixteen from WEIRD TALES. Six stories are published here for the first time; "The Maiden," "The Emissary," "Jack-in-the-Box," "Uncle Einer," "The Night Sets," and "Next in Line." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #254. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-42. A very good copy in a very good or somewhat better dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the corner tips and spine ends, red ink of the spine lettering is mostly faded but a bright front panel. The dust jacket for this book is not quite trimmed to size which often results to wear at upper spine panel and corner tips. (26082). Item #26082

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