Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1965. First edition. Herbert’s best-known novel was awarded the first Nebula Award in 1965, shared a Hugo Award in 1966, and was the basis for the film by David Lynch. Regarded as one of the most popular science fiction novels of all time, Dune is a vast, complex story incorporating elements of “hard” science fiction, fantasy, mythology, religion, and politics, set on an exotic planet, the flora and fauna of which are fully realized and described. The combination of its size and popularity, coupled with its having been published by a house better known for its automobile repair manuals, have made this book rather difficult to obtain in fine condition. This is an uncommonly fine copy in pale blue cloth with heavy gray textured endpapers. The first issue dust wrapper, with $5.95 price intact and four-line publisher’s information on rear flap, shows a bit of wear to extremities, otherwise fine and bright. Item #27734
(Barron 4-207; Pringle 48).