Original blue cloth boards with white titles to spine. The book is in beautiful condition with sharp corners, no edgewear and no bumps. Cloth is clean and unstained with but a very small dime size spot to the rear panel. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are in perfect condition being clean and bright with no owner names, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no bookstore stamps.The internal pages are very crisp, clean, bright, flat and still stiff with no marks, no writing, no stains, no bent pages and no foxing. Beautiful book, internally appearing as unread. The book comes with the First edition, First State dust jacket in stunning condition. The requisite 4 lines for the Chilton Books publishers address are present to the rear inside flap designating the true first edition, state jacket for this title.
The jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with No rips, No chips, No stains, No fading, No rubbing, No edgewear, and No foxing. Even the rear panel is clean and bright.
Please see the many included images. A very handsome, crisp copy of a scarce important book with a stunning near fine jacket. The book presents beautifully on the shelf. This book is part of a collection.
Please see our stores for other listings, many of which are science fiction first editions, including many other Heinlein first editions. The item "SIGNED NEAR FINE 1ST/1ST/1ST ED DUNE FRANK HERBERT" is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "iwc_2004" and is located in New Canaan, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.