Dune - Frank Herbert 1965 - Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia & New York - First Edition, First Printing in First Issue Dust Jacket A fine first edition in exceptional example of the notoriously and ironically sun sensitive dust jacket, not designed for harsh environments.

‘Set on a desert planet named Arrakis that is the sole source of the universe’s most valued substance, “
Dune” is an epic of political betrayal, ecological brinkmanship, and messianic deliverance. It won science fiction’s highest awards—the Hugo and the Nebula—and went on to sell more than twelve million copies during Herbert’s lifetime. As recently as last year, it was named the top science-fiction novel of all time in a Wired reader’s poll.’ - The New Yorker, 2013.

‘I know nothing comparable to it except
Lord of the Rings.’ - Arthur C. Clarke.
  ‘It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius’ - The Guardian, 2015.

First printing with copyright page statement ‘First Edition’ and ‘Published in Philadelphia by Chilton Company and simultaneously in Toronto, Canada, by Ambassador Books. Ltd.’ (the Canadian publisher was changed to Thomas Nelson in later printings and also for the Book Club Edition), in first issue dust jacket, designed by John Schoenherr, priced $5.95 to upper corner of front flap, and last four lines on rear flap begin with ‘CHILTON BOOKS’ and end with ‘Philadelphia and New York’ (the second issue dust jacket kept the same price of $5.95 but reduced the last four lines on the rear flap to two lines beginning with ‘CHILTON BOOK COMPANY’ and ending with ‘Philadelphia New York London’).

References: Currey 238. Pringle,
Science Fiction: The 100 Best Books 48.

Octavo (23.4 x 15.8 cm) pp. xxvi 412 [2]. Publisher’s light blue cloth, spine lettered in white, patterned endpapers.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, with light wear to corners.   Ref: 108748   Price: HK$ 60,000