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Publication: The Martian Chronicles

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  • Publication: The Martian Chronicles Publication Record # 243169
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Date: 1989-00-00
  • Publisher: The Easton Press
  • Pub. Series: The Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Pages: [14]+309+[9]
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Notes:
    • "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" (over) "Bound in Genuine Leather" stated on the title page.
    • "The special contents of this edition are copyright © 1974, 1989 by The Easton Press..." stated on the copyright page. No stated date of publication.
    • This is a signed limited edition of an unknown number of copies and was available by subscription only.
    • Signature sheet follows the front loose endpaper, containing the statement: "This leather-bound Easton Press Collector's Edition is signed by Ray Bradbury" below which is the author's signature.
    • One of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction series, indicated by the logo printed on the endpapers.
    • No ISBN, no printed price, and no dustjacket as issued.
    • The uncredited illustrative cover design is repeated on the back.
    • Pages are gilt-edged and there is a satin ribbon bookmark bound into the book.
    • Unlike most volumes in this series, there is no frontispiece. In its place there are are nine full-page color illustrations by Mugnaini on unnumbered plates. There are more B&W illustrations throughout the book, roughly one per story.
    • In the place of a Table of Contents there is a "Chronology" which in double columns lists the dates (on the left) and the story title (on the right). These dates are printed in the graphic headings on each story's title page, but they are NOT part of the story's title. The year only is also printed in the outer margins on each page of the story.
    • This oversized volume is 26 cm. and has relatively large print.
    • The introduction appears on unnumbered pages, so the pages before the first numbered one have been added to this record in order to place it.
    • "Collector's Notes" (uncredited) are on a double-sided laid-in sheet.
    • This edition is a facsimile reprint of the 1974 Heritage Club edition, including the same artwork by Mugnaini, but with a new introduction by Damon Knight (personally dated May 1, 1988) replacing the one by Martin Gardner.
    • Verified copy was purchased for approximately $40.00 from the publisher.
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Collection Title: The Martian Chronicles • [The Martian Chronicles] • (1950) • collection by Ray Bradbury

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