“ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS”: FIRST EDITION OF DUNE
HERBERT, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, (1965). Octavo, original blue cloth, patterned endpapers, original dust jacket. $9000.
First edition, in first-state dust jacket, of the first science fiction novel to win both the Hugo and Nebula awards, “an imaginative tour de force” (Anatomy of Wonder).
Dune was awarded the first Nebula award for best science fiction novel, shared the Hugo award, and "became one of the most famous of all science fiction novels" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 559). "Politics and metaphysics are tightly bound into a remarkably detailed and coherent pattern; an imaginative tour de force… The series demonstrates how a good SF writer's ability to build a coherent and convincing hypothetical world can serve the purpose of making philosophical and sociological questions concrete; the series thus becomes a massive thought experiment in social philosophy, and is more considerable as such than Asimov's Foundation series or Bradley's Darkover series" (Anatomy of Wonder II:524). Adapted as a feature film 1984, directed by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan, and as a 2000 television miniseries. First-state dust jacket, with price of $5.95 and publisher's imprint on four lines on rear flap. Currey, 238.
A few mild discolorations to cloth. Dust jacket with minor rubs to upper corners only, faint toning to spine and rear panel. Near-fine condition.