We always do our BEST to give you the most accurate description of these beautiful books. DESCRIPTION: INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS LIBRARYs fine leatherette binding, LONG OUT OF PRINT and highly prized edition 1965 FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of DUNE by FRANK HERBERT. THIS IS THE MOST HIGHLY-PRIZED ICL EDITION WITH ACCENTS TO THE BOARDS AND SPINE DONE IN ACTUAL 24K GOLD LEAF! IN ALL MY YEARS OF COLLECTING BOOKS, I HAVE ONLY COME ACROSS THIS EDITION TWICE.The International Collectors Library was a book club series published by Doubleday Book & Music Clubs, Inc. From the late 1940s through the late 1980s. Generally, the books followed the 8-1/2 x 5-3/4 book size format. The binding designs were adapted based on old Golden Age of Bookmaking bindings, and made to look like leather-bound copies (leatherette). The bindings were embossed with 24K gold embellishments, and some copies had gilt edges (thin layer of gold leaf) applied.
A sewn in satin ribbon marker was also added in most books. There were over 400 editions published in a variety of bindings. Some editions came with loose-leaf inserts that described the book club, the bindings and design styles, and a story synopsis of the book-in-hand. Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the spice melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for.. When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Pauls family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as MuadDib, he will bring to fruition humankinds most ancient and unattainable dream.CONDITION: Book is in FANTASTIC condition for its age (56 years old) with only the normal shelfwear/rubs to the tips of the boards and spine, a few rubs to the page ends, normal fraying to the silk bookmarker, and an attached blank bookplate, ready for your personalization (SEE PICS FOR FURTHER DETAILS). NO WRITING FROM PREVIOUS OWNER, ETC. It is a BEAUTIFUL EDITION. Please check out my other listings of Easton Press, Franklin Library, Limited Editions Club, First Edition Library, Folio Society, Heritage Press, and International Collectors Library editions. Mahalo for looking at our listings!
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