Signed Italian edition of paese d’ottobre, also known as The October Country, by Ray Bradbury.
Octavo, xix, 276pp. Blue cloth, title in white on spine. Full text in Italian. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, “3200 Lire” price on rear flap, lightly bumped corners, otherwise fine.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper “For Bruce – With huge affection from his friend Ray Bradbury / June 12, 1977.”
This copy is inscribed to Bradbury’s lifelong friend and fellow author Bruce Francis. The Bradbury Chronicles, published in 1992 to honor the literary success of Bradbury, featured a novelette titled “The Inheritance” by Francis.