Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury was first published by in 1954. This edition was produced a year later by The Science Fiction Book Club for sale to its members only.
The edition is in green cloth, with a silver template of the title, author, publisher and series number on the spine. There is no dust jacket. On the frontispiece, there is a line drawing of the 'firemen' by Joe Mugnaini (1912-1992, Bradbury's regular collaborator) and a title page, with the definition of Fahrenheit 451. The Science fiction Book club's logo is at the bottom of the title page. On the back of the title page are details of the publishing background. Another fly sheet is a dedication to Don Congdon and on the reverse of this is a quote by the Spanish poet, Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958). At the top of the first page of text is the line, 'It was a pleasure to burn . . . '
The cloth is clean and the boards/ are in good condition. The only drawback is a bump on the top-right front corner. There is very little rubbing on the board edges. The hinges and both sets of end sheets are firm, and the pages are tight. The page edges are yellowed with light, as are the page surfaces themselves. Cleanliness, though, best describes the condition of the cover and the pages. There is no tearing or annotations, but the front end sheet has the previous owner's signature and the date, 1955.
Overall, this book is in very good condition.