pages. With a tipped-in illustration by Joe Mugnaini opposite the title page. Mugnaini was Bradbury's favorite illustrator and he did the cover design for Fahrenheit 451. The first separate edition of a short story first published in 1951. This story, set in a totalitarian world, was one of the two main sources of Fahrenheit 451 (with the story Bright Phoenix). Limited to 280 copies (plus a few extras). First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). A presentation copy to Bradbury's good friend, the writer Sam Rosen. This copy is inscribed on the first blank, "For Sam! From "The Pedestrian" himself! With affection--Ray Bradbury. Aug. 22, 1964." A year earlier, Bradbury and Rosen had obtained the copyright for a musical adaptation of Dandelion Wine (See Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Music, Jan-June 1963, page 114). With the original plain manila envelope that accompanied this title. A wonderful association copy.