Personally signed by Ray Bradbury. Limited to only 52 produced in this edition.
Gauntlet Press. 2011. Ray Bradbury "Dawn To Dusk: Cautionary Travels". Signed Lettered Edition of only 52 available. Personally signed by Ray Bradbury directly onto the limitation page of the book. This edition is bound in a premium cloth and housed in a matching tray-case. This edition is now OUT OF PRINT and sold out from the publisher. FIRST EDITION as stated on the copyright page. Very Fine without any flaws. All photos of actual item. 358 pages. Edited by Donn Albrigh
This edition includes a handsome black tray-case with bright red titling, lined in black silk with a bound-in lift-up ribbon. The book is in Very Fine condition with the original colorful dust-jacket and bound-in silk bookmark. This edition contains two unpublished and un-produced screenplays: "Dark Carnival" (1955-59) and "Catacombs" which is a combination of "Dark Carnival" (1947) and "Interval in Sunlight" (Esquire, 1954). It also includes the unpublished short story, "You Must Never Touch the Cage." This lettered edition only also includes facsimiles of fragments and Bradbury sketches for "The Illustrated Man," that were not used for that publication
Ray Bradbury limited the number of tipsheets he signed for signed limited edition. Besides the lettered edition there are just 100 of the signed unnumbered edition, making them an even more unique collectible.
This edition was available in the following states:
- 500-copy signed numbered edition
- 52-copy signed tray-cased lettered edition
- 10-copy PC lettered edition w/o traycase
- Unsigned numbered edition
This is Lettered E of the 52 signed traycased editions.
This Ray Bradbury volume, Dawn to Dusk: Cautionary Travels (edited by Donn Albright), is constructed around two unpublished and un-produced screenplays.
Dark Carnival (1955-59) was written with Gene Kelly in mind. It would later be reshaped into the novel Something Wicked this Way Comes (1962). This version is much darker. Catacombs is an integration of two of Ray's stories, "The Next in Line". (Dark Carnival, 1947) and "Interval in Sunlight".
The unpublished short story "You Must Never Touch the Cage", serves as an interesting bridge between the two screenplays. It was originally planned for the 1955 edition of The October Country, but was omitted prior to publication.
The lettered edition contains facsimiles of fragments and Bradbury sketches the were done in preparation for The Illustrated Man, but never used.
The cover art is a painting by Joe Magnaini. This cover was Bradbury's introduction to Magnaini's art and the beginning of five decades of close collaboration and friendship.
"Dawn to Dusk is rather like visiting an archeological dig, in that you can clearly see the skeletal system upon which the flesh of the novel was hung - I highly recommend this book, to all Bradbury fans for the literary history interest, and to anyone else who just enjoys a great read!" - Shroud Magazine
"Not just for Bradbury fans and completists, DUSK TO DAWN is a thoroughly entertaining collection of masterful entertainments that, sadly, never reached production." - The Tomb of Dark Delights
About the Author
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Bradbury is credited with writing 27 novels and over 600 short stories. More than eight million copies of his works, published in over 36 languages, have been sold around the world.
Predominantly known for writing the iconic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in fantasy fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).
Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Upon his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream." The Los Angeles Times credited Bradbury with the ability "to write lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity." Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, said Bradbury's works had "influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories". The Washington Post noted several modern day technologies that Bradbury had envisioned much earlier in his writing, such as the idea of banking ATMs and earbuds and Bluetooth headsets from Fahrenheit 451, and the concepts of artificial intelligence within I Sing the Body Electric.
FeaturesLettered signed limited edition, lettered "E". Bound in a premium cloth and housed in a matching traycase.
- Gauntlet Press 2011
- Signed Lettered Edition "E" of only 52
- Specially bound edition with tray-case.
- Joe Magnaini
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by Ray Bradbury directly into the book. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.