Title: Kaleidoscope

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Title: Kaleidoscope Title Record # 41244
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date: 1949-10-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note:
  • There is a play titled Kaleidoscope (1975) that may be related to this short story.
Synopsis: When a manned rocket ship disintegrates, the men inside are thrown out into space in their space suits without any means of propulsion, and have a while to contemplate and discuss their impending deaths before their differing trajectories separate them.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1954 French Kaléidoscope
1955 Portuguese Caleidoscópio
1956 German Kaleidoskop
1960 Japanese 万華鏡? [as by レイ・ブラッドベリ?]
1961 Dutch Caleidoscoop
1962 German Kaleidoskop
1976 Dutch Kaleidoscoop
1979 Croatian Kaleidoskop

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Thrilling Wonder Stories, October 1949 1949-10-00 ed. Sam Merwin, Jr. Standard Magazines, Inc.   $0.25 164 pulp? mag Earle Bergey Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1951-02-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $3.50 256 hc? coll Butchkes  
The Illustrated Man 1951-02-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   C$3.50 256 hc? coll Butchkes  
The Illustrated Man 1951-04-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $3.50 256 hc? coll Butchkes  
The Illustrated Man 1952-00-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis   12/6 192 hc? coll John Minton  
The Illustrated Man 1952-04-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 991 $0.25 246 pb? coll Charles Binger Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1952-06-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 991 $0.25 246 pb? coll Charles Binger  
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1952-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers   $3.50 xiii+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1953-00-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday / SFBC   $1.00 253 hc? coll  
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers / SFBC   $1.90 xiv+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1953-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Crown Publishers     xiv+
562
hc? anth Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1953-07-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $3.50 256 hc? coll Butchkes  
L'homme illustré 1954-00-00 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #3)     253 pb? coll  
Strange Travels in Science Fiction 1954-01-00 ed. Groff Conklin Grayson & Grayson   9/6 256 hc? anth  
The Illustrated Man 1954-10-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 1282 $0.25 186 pb? coll Charles Binger Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1955-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 1282 2/- 246 pb? coll John Richards  
O homem ilustrado 1955-00-00 Ray Bradbury Livros do Brasil (Argonauta #18) 18   262 pb? coll Cândido Costa Pinto  
Science Fiction Omnibus 1956-08-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Books G-31 $0.35 187 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Utopia Science Fiction Magazin, #5 1956-12-00 ed. Walter Ernsting Pabel   DM 1.50 128 digest? mag H. J. Bruck Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1958-04-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $2.95 241 hc? coll  
The Illustrated Man 1960-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers SS818 2/6 186 pb? coll John Richards Checkmark
刺青の男? 1960-11-00 レイ・ブラッドベリ? 早川書房? (ハヤカワ・ファンタジー? #3024)     292 tp? coll  
Science Fiction Verhalen 1961-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Prisma #633) 633   218 pb? anth Eppo Doeve Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1961-04-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $ 256 hc? coll  
Der illustrierte Mann 1962-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes   DM 18.80 341+
[2]
hc? coll Markus Kohler Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1962-10-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $ 256 hc? coll  
The Illustrated Man 1963-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers YS1349 3/- 186 pb? coll Josh Kirby  
The Illustrated Man 1963-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers YS1349 A4/6 186 pb? coll Josh Kirby  
Great Stories of Space Travel 1963-07-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1963-09-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books F2588 $0.50 186 pb? coll Louis S. Glanzman  
The Illustrated Man 1963-09-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books F2588 $0.50 196 pb? coll Louis S. Glanzman Checkmark
Science Fiction Omnibus 1963-11-00 ed. Groff Conklin Berkley Medallion F851 $0.50 190 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1965-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers GS7184 3/6 186 pb? coll  
The Illustrated Man 1965-08-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder FP127 $0.50 186 pb? coll Louis S. Glanzman  
The Vintage Bradbury 1965-09-00 Ray Bradbury Vintage Books     v+
329
hc? coll  
The Vintage Bradbury 1965-09-00 Ray Bradbury Vintage Books V-294 $1.45 v+
329
pb? coll Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1965-11-00 Ray Bradbury Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3057) 3057 DM 2.40 188 +
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Great Stories of Space Travel 1965-12-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books T39 $0.50 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1965-12-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books FP127 $0.50 186 pb? coll Louis S. Glanzman  
The Vintage Bradbury 1966-00-00 Ray Bradbury Vintage Books V-294 $1.45 v+
329
pb? coll  
Best SF Six 1966-00-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   18/- 252 hc? anth  
The Illustrated Man 1967-06-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H3484 $0.60 186 pb? coll Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1968-00-00 Ray Bradbury Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3057) 3057   188 +
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pb? coll  
Great Stories of Space Travel 1969-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 5313 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1969-03-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S4482 $0.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1969-03-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S4482 C$0.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1969-09-00 Ray Bradbury Doubleday / SFBC 1951   253 hc? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1969-12-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi Books / Transworld Publishers 0-552-08329-1 4/- 186 pb? coll Bruce Pennington Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1970-00-00 Ray Bradbury Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3057) 3057   188 +
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Great Stories of Space Travel 1970-04-00 ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books / Grosset & Dunlap 5313 $0.60 256 pb? anth Checkmark
L'homme illustré 1971-07-15 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #3)     253 pb? coll Checkmark
Space Suits & Gumshoes 1972-00-00 ed. Richard Lunn Macmillan of Canada 0-7705-0887-1   275 tp? anth Annalee Orr  
The Illustrated Man 1972-07-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books NP7112 $0.95 186 pb? coll Checkmark
Science Fiction 1 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Pierce Houghton Mifflin       tp? anth  
Der illustrierte Mann 1973-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes 3-257-00929-1 DM 16.80 315 hc? coll  
Der illustrierte Mann 1973-00-00 Ray Bradbury Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3057) 3-453-30017-3 DM 3.80 188 +
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The Illustrated Man 1974-00-00 Ray Bradbury Corgi (Corgi SF Collector's Library) 0-552-09580-X £0.35 186 pb? coll Checkmark
2001 and Beyond: Science Fiction Stories 1975-00-00 ed. H. G. Stenzel Longman       pb? anth  
Best SF Six 1975-01-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber 0-571-10693-5 £0.95 252 tp? anth Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Part 3 1946-1955 1976-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley New English Library 0-450-03051-2   349 hc? anth  
Science Fiction Verhalen 1976-00-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Prisma #1751) 90-274-0878-5   218 pb? anth Alphons Koppelman Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1976-00-00 Ray Bradbury Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3057) 3-453-30017-3 DM 3.80 188 +
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De Geïllustreerde Man 1976-00-00 Ray Bradbury Born (Born SF #67) 90-283-0480-0   192 tp? coll Peter Coene Checkmark
L'homme illustré 1976-06-04 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #3)     253 pb? coll Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1976-11-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10551-5 $1.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7842-1 $9.95 349 hc? anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7841-3 $4.95 349 tp? anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Stories 1977-00-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38243-5   750 hc? anth Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1977-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #127) 3-257-20365-9 DM 6.80 315 pb? coll  
Der illustrierte Mann 1977-00-00 Ray Bradbury Das Neue Berlin   M 8.00 317 hc? coll  
L'homme illustré 1977-00-00 Ray Bradbury Denoël (Présence du Futur #3)     253 pb? coll Stéphane Dumont Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1977-01-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04359-4 £0.60 204 pb? coll Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1977-06-00 Ray Bradbury Hart-Davis, MacGibbon 0-246-63633-5 £3.95 192 hc? coll  
The Illustrated Man 1979-08-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-13247-4 $2.25 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
Sirius, #38 1979-08-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   20 din. 148 pb? mag Pierre Faucheux Checkmark
Omnibus of Science Fiction 1980-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-32097-5 $ xiii+
561
hc? anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1980-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04359-4 £ 203+
[1]
pb? coll Peter Goodfellow  
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-266-3 $8.95 xii+
754
tp? anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc. Checkmark
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction 1980-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Silverberg Arbor House 0-87795-246-9 $19.95 xii+
754
hc? anth Antler & Baldwin, Inc.  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980-10-31 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc? coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1980-12-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc? coll R. D. Scudellari  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1981-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-246-11540-8 £12.50 xx+
884
hc? coll  
The Illustrated Man 1981-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther 0-586-04359-4 £ 203+
[1]
pb? coll Peter Goodfellow  
Der illustrierte Mann 1981-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #20365) 3-257-20365-9 DM 7.80 315+
[2]
pb? coll Tomi Ungerer Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1981-02-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $17.95 xx+
884
hc? coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1983-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther / Granada 0-586-04359-4 £ 203+
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pb? coll Peter Goodfellow  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1983-01-27 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-05485-5   720 pb? coll  
Die Vierziger Jahre II 1983-04-00 ed. Hans Joachim Alpers, Werner Fuchs Hohenheim (Edition SF im Hohenheim Verlag) 3-8147-0033-3 DM 32.00 381+
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hc? anth Oliviero Berni Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1983-04-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb? anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Omnibus of Science Fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Chatham River Press 0-517-45370-3 $1.98 561 tp? anth Eddie Jones Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1984-00-00 Ray Bradbury Panther / Granada 0-586-04359-4 £1.95 203+
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pb? coll Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
Histoires de science-fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche / Actuel (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction)     120 pb? anth Manchu Checkmark
De Geïllustreerde Man 1984-00-00 Ray Bradbury Het Spectrum (Prisma #2262) 90-274-1405-X   192 pb? coll Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1984-02-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb? anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 1984-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #571) 0-87997-918-6 $3.50 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 1984-03-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-918-6 C$3.95 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Granada 0-586-05485-5 £3.95 715 pb? coll Checkmark
Der illustrierte Mann 1985-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #20365) 3-257-20365-9 DM 9.80 315+
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pb? coll Tomi Ungerer  
The Illustrated Man 1986-00-00 Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04359-4 £1.95 204 pb? coll Peter Goodfellow Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1986-10-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb? anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Stories of Ray Bradbury, Volume 1 1987-00-00 Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-05485-5 £3.95 715 pb? coll Checkmark
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century 1987-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Avenel Books 0-517-64124-0 $8.98 x+
726
hc? anth Romas Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6 $8.95 624 hc? anth Romas Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1988-01-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-27449-X $3.95 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1990-05-00 Ray Bradbury Bantam Spectra (The Grand Master Editions) 0-553-27449-X $3.95 186 pb? coll Jim Burns  
The Vintage Bradbury 1990-07-00 Ray Bradbury Vintage Books 0-679-72946-1 $8.95 329 tp? coll  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 1990-10-00 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-51335-5 $29.95 912 hc? coll R. D. Scudellari Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 1996-05-00 Ray Bradbury Gauntlet Press 1-887368-06-X $65.00 332 hc? coll Ray Bradbury  
The Illustrated Man 1997-06-00 Ray Bradbury Avon Books 0-380-97384-7 $15.00 ix+
275
hc? coll Tim O'Brien  
Tales in Space 1998-02-00 ed. Peter Crowther Borealis / White Wolf Publishing 1-56504-867-9 $12.99 318 tp? anth Kathleen Ryan Checkmark
O Homem Ilustrado 1999-00-00 Ray Bradbury Livros do Brasil (Argonauta Gigante #4) 972-38-1711-X   213 unknown? coll  
The Illustrated Man 2001-00-00 Ray Bradbury William Morrow / HarperCollins 0-380-97384-7 $15.00 ix+
275
hc? coll Tim O'Brien Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 2002-08-00 Ray Bradbury Voyager Classics / HarperCollins (Voyager Classics #33) 0-00-712774-X £7.99 240 tp? coll  
Der illustrierte Mann 2008-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes 978-3-257-06652-4   335 hc? coll Checkmark
Space Opera (Box Set) 2008-00-00 Ray Bradbury Diogenes 978-3-257-06650-0 €39.00 373 +
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Der illustrierte Mann 2008-05-28 Ray Bradbury Diogenes (detebe #20365) 978-3-257-20365-3 €10.90 336 pb? coll Edward Gorey Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 2008-08-00 Ray Bradbury HarperVoyager 978-0-00-789338-6 £7.99 294 tp? coll designedbydavid.co.uk Checkmark
The Illustrated Man 2008-08-11 Ray Bradbury Paw Prints 978-1-4395-2647-7 $16.99 185 hc? coll  
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1 2008-12-00 Ray Bradbury HarperVoyager 978-0-00-728047-6 £16.99 xx+
956
hc? coll  
The Stories of Ray Bradbury 2010-04-06 Ray Bradbury Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library #326) 978-0-307-26905-8 $32.00 xliii+
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Science Fiction Verhalen 2011-04-00 ed. uncredited Het Spectrum (Vantoen.Nu #633) 978-90-315-0506-7 €14.99 218 tp? anth Eppo Doeve  
The Illustrated Man 2011-10-11 Ray Bradbury Harper Perennial Modern Classics 978-0-06-207997-8 $14.99 288 tp? coll  
The Illustrated Man 2012-03-00 Ray Bradbury Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 978-1-4516-7818-5 $7.99 281 pb? coll Patrick Leger  
Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 1 2012-06-28 Ray Bradbury Harper Voyager (UK) 978-0-00-749768-3 £1.99   ebook? coll  
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949 date unknown ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books 0-87997-918-6 $3.50 317 pb? anth Michelangelo Miani Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books V-294 $1.65 v+
329
pb? coll  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-25483-9 $2.95 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books V-294 $2.95 x+
329
pb? coll  
Great Stories of Space Travel date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Tempo Books 0-448-12131-X $1.25 256 pb? anth Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books 0-679-72946-1 $13.00 x+
329
tp? coll  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books NP7112 $0.95 186 pb? coll Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books V-294 $1.95 v+
329
pb? coll Peter Rauch Checkmark
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Spectra 0-553-27449-X $7.50 186 pb? coll Jim Burns Checkmark
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S4482 $0.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books 0-394-74059-9 $1.95 v+
329
pb? coll  
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books 0-394-74059-9 $2.95 v+
329
pb? coll  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books NP7112 $0.95 186 pb? coll Checkmark
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S4482 $0.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 9072   186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books Q2112 $1.25 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis Checkmark
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10551-5 $1.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-11957-5 $1.95 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S4482 $0.75 186 pb? coll Dean Ellis  
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Grafton 0-586-04359-4 £3.50 240 pb? coll Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Illustrated Man date unknown Ray Bradbury Doubleday   $5.95 252 hc? coll Butchkes Checkmark
The Vintage Bradbury date unknown Ray Bradbury Vintage Books 0-394-74059-9 $4.95 xii+
329
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