Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. First Edition. Good. Hardcover (19.5 x 13cm); pp. (8) 313 (3, colophon and two blanks); plain endpaper; black cloth covered boards lettered on spine; unclipped dust wrapper designed by George Barrows.
Faint circle mark on top board, head and tail of spine very lightly pushed; wrapper incised at all four folds and neatly repaired on verso with tape, now in protective mylar; top edge a little dust toned. Near fine. Item #1290
First edition of Ray Bradbury's first book. Dark Carnival brings together a collection of twenty-seven short stories. Some of these had been previously published in Weird Tales, Mademoiselle, and Harper's; others were previously unpublished. The first print run ran to 3000 copies.
Provenance: Private collection, Brisbane.