- n.p. National Endowment for the Arts, 2008.
- quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards, stiff paper wrappers, loose signature of the colophon, cloth covered clamshell box with leather spine label, gilt lettering on spine
- variously paginated
Price: $7,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 129671
The last publication authored by Ray Bradbury, of which this copy is one of six super deluxe copies. Originally an edition of 125 copies (15 deluxe copies signed by Ray Bradbury and 110 unsigned copies). Signed by Ray Bradbury three times. A preface written for the Egyptian edition of Fahrenheit 451.
When the project was underway Michael Peich traveled to California to have Bradbury sign the colophon of the 15 deluxe copies. However, after he had returned to the east coast, Peich realized that he had misspelled Fahrenheit in the colophon! Mike printed a second state with the correct spelling and had Bradbury sign the second states as well. This super deluxe set has a copy of both the deluxe and the regular copies of the publication, as well as a lovely bound edition in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards. Finally, one of only five copies remaining of the first state of the colophon, with the misprint farenheit, is present, also signed by Bradbury. Truly a remarkable piece of fine press printing from one of the most noted authors of the 20th century.