Ray Bradbury "The Martian Chronicles" Signed [c.1974] Vintage Heritage hardcover in decorated cloth wrapped boards in slipcase Mignaini art
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This is a "near fine" vintage slip-cased hardcover in decorated gray cloth boards with red cloth-wrapped spine in a sturdy black paper-wrapped slipcase, 9 full-page, full-color illustrations by Bradbury's frequent collaborator Joseph Mugnaini, published circa 1974 by the Heritage Club of Connecticut.Signed on the full title page by Mr. Bradbury. Includes club insert.The binding, with cloth head and tail bands sewn in, along with hinges, are crisp. There is no writing. No loose, torn or folded pages. The text block closes tightly and is uniform all around, free of any marks or scuffs. The board corners are crisp and square. The red cloth on the spine is uniform in color, not showing any sunning. Decorations on the front board and titling on the spine are all crisp and bright. There are a couple of faint spots in the cloth on the front to the left of the orbiting earth and a thin reddish scuff on the front board edge to the right of the earth. Spine head and tail sol midlly bumped.The heavy board black paper wrapped case is solid, no splits in any seems, no bumps to corners. There is faint spotting on one side and on the bottom edge. A little surface and edge wear from years on a shelf. Condition rates as a solid "very good".Please review accompanying images for full condition details.A wonderful piece! This early Heritage printing is getting more scarce each year, and you rarely come across one that is signed signed by the author! This will make for an amazing gift for your favorite Ray Bradbury fan or an excellent addition to your own collection.Will ship promptly, carefully packaged fully insured and with signature required at delivery. US only please.