Very Good / Very Good. Item #5632
Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. Stated First Edition with mention of Ambassador Books in Canada to copyright page. Unclipped, first issue illustrated dust jacket with original "$5.95" price present, and 4-line address for Chilton Books to rear flap. Blue cloth-covered boards with white lettering to spine and wave-patterned brown brown endpapers. [Ahearn]
Dust jacket shows light shelfwear, moderate wear to top of spine, and a couple very small closed tears along edges, but spine is remarkably unfaded. Some light soiling to flaps and rear panel, and toning to back of jacket.
Boards are sturdy and square in binding with some staining to top and bottom edges. Loss of one inch strips of front pastedown and front free endpaper at hinge, appears that small area was glued together at some point. Pages unmarked.
A sound, collectible first edition. The accolades for Dune are numerous, and for the Folio Society's 50th Anniversary edition, Washington Post book reviewer Michael Dirda wrote, “Before Star Wars, before A Game of Thrones, Frank Herbert brought to blazing life a feudalistic future of relentless political intrigue and insidious treachery....[It] is more than a futuristic swashbuckler or a science-fiction ‘coming of age’ novel. It is a serious moral fable about the foreseen and unforeseen consequences of the choices we make.”.