The Martian Chronicles

Bradbury's second book, a dystopian, post-apocalyptic work of science ficition, is a collection of related stories about the colonization of Mars. This is a signed presentation copy with contemporary inscription by Bradbury inside: "For / Julie / with my / great affection / and appreciation / of your friendship / all down the years / from / Ray Bradbury / May, 1950." While there is no provenance for this, it stands to reason that inscribee is likely Julius "Julie" Schwartz, Bradbury's first literary agent, and friend. Schwartz represented many notable science fiction authors, including Bradbury, Alfred Bester, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Robert Bloch, and H. P. Lovecraft. Schwartz was known as "Julie" to all his friend.

Tanning to spine and edges of boards, else nearly fine in very good+ clipped dust jacket that has minor wear, mostly at folds and slight vertical crease along spine. An attractive copy with a great early inscription.

Item#: 10583
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1950.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing