Well, collectors, here is the bad news for any that as yet do not own the 1 of 200 issued copies of the Asbestos clad Fahrenheit 451. Check the price at the link below:
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uh oh? Looks like the link went dead, maybe it sold already pricing was listed as follows:
1. Fahrenheit 451.,
New York, Ballantine Books, 1953, 1953, , First Edition, First Printing, Limited Issue. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Bradbury and bound in the Johns-Manville Quinterra, which is a form of fire resistant asbestos. Paper burns at 451 fahrenheit. 8o.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington Antiquarian Bookseller, London,
Price: £ 11000.00 (US$ 23234.09)
Oh well - it causes cancer anyway.
This is now up on eBay in a Heritage Gallery auction. I didn't even know the thing existed before I saw the auction; popped up in one of my Mugnaini searches.
I'd known about the asbestos Stephen King Firestarter edition for many years, but I hadn't realized one of the reasons he did it was because it had been done with this F451 edition first.
How about a copy of Fahrenheit 451 which can only be read when set on fire?
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