RAY BRADBURY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/20/1951 - HFSID 86002
Sale Price $360.00
Ray Bradbury sends a typed letter discussing which first editions he has.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ray Bradbury", 1p, 8½x11. No place, written by Bradbury 1951 December 20. To Gus [Blaisdell]. In full: "This will be my last note to you for about six months, as I'm busy with two Doubleday books I've been working on for five years, and am just finishing up. Thanks for your informative and lively letter. I have the 1929 book TARZAN OF THE APES, illustrated by Hal Foster, No. 1 of a series, four illustrations on each back, in black and white. I bought this book in 1932 when I was 12 years old. A wonderful book. I also have Hal Foster's address, thanks. I wrote him 3 years ago and he sent me a full-page original, a real beauty. I have all of Prince Valiant except the first year. I have the first year in miniature comic book size, but some day hope to get it in large size. I have all of Buck Rogers strips from the number one strip in 1928 through 1937. I'm now looking for some of the first color Sunday Buck Rogers [word typed over] panels. If you can help me on this some day, by all means let me know. The Buck Rogers Sunday material started in 1930. Interesting to [word typed over] learn of Val's death a few years from now. Sounds logical. By that time, his son will be old enough to take over. I think it will set a precedent in comic-illustration history. My best holiday greetings to you, and thanks again for your time in writing. Yours," Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) is the favorite science fiction writer of many readers who don't normally like SF. Among his classic novels - all these became films - are The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962). His Ray Bradbury Theater ran on TV from 1985 to 1992. The Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated writer won the Science Fiction Writers Association's Grand Master Award (1988) and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2000). Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.
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