Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Ray Bradbury "Fahrenheit 451" special edition inscribed by Bradbury to Stan Freberg. (1991) Ray Bradbury was one of Stan Freberg's best friends throughout his life. He was the best man at Freberg's wedding to Hunter in 2001 and they shared many unique experiences. Bradbury and Freberg met at a party in Beverly Hills at director Stanley Kramer's house. Bradbury asked Freberg for a ride home because he did not drive. Freberg had a Cadillac at the time and when they arrived at Bradbury's home, Bradbury was unable to open the passenger door because the automatic door locks were on. Freberg told Bradbury to press the "normal button" and Bradbury said, "Who the hell is General Motors to say what is normal"? Two great friends sharing a laugh. Two great friends entertaining each other. This is a 1991 Easton Press edition of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The legendary author has inscribed the book on the interior title page, "October 28th, 1992, Stan! Thanks, much thanks for your grand and funny help last night! Love! Ray Bradbury", opposite a color plate illustration by Joseph Mugnaini, one of Bradbury's favorite artists. The 5.5 x 8.5 in volume is bound in maroon leather and board with gold gilt lettering on cover and spine. Comes with an LOA from Stan Freberg. With integral white satin bookmark. In vintage fine condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    17th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 31
    Sold on Oct 17, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 June 5 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was a great day! Thank you for the great work! I appreciate your help and attention on the sale.
    Richard L.,
    Island Park, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search