A Medicine for Melancholy (Inscribed first edition)
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1959.
Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1959. First edition. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book with a bit of dampstaining to the bottom edge of both boards, not affecting the text block. Dust jacket with a few tape repairs at the verso of the crown and small writing on the front flap. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For Ken - With the Good Wishes of Ray Bradbury 5/25/59."
In A Medicine for Melancholy, Ray Bradbury presents a collection of short stories that tug at the human imagination. Written after Fahrenheit 451 launched Bradbury to international fame, this novella was praised as having intense emotional impact. “Regardless of the outer wrappings or inner core of his story, Bradbury’s touch breathes fantasy into his most prosaic items” (Galaxy Magazine 1959). Within the stories, Bradbury weaves science fiction with tall tales and challenges our perceptions of reality. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5792)