BRADBURY: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE by Jerry Weist. Hampton Falls, NH; Donald M. Grant; 2005. 1st edkition hardcover. Weist, Sotheby's fantasy and science fiction collectibles expert and longtime Bradbury friend, gives us the "visual biography" of this famous literary giant. This long anticipated newly published deluxe edition features an additional 32 pages of material.Known primarily as a writer, Bradbury has also made significant contributions to film, television and stage. This traces Bradbury's career via the illustrations and graphic promotions for his stories, books and more: magazine illustrations, movie stills, posters, comics, letters, scripts, paintings, photos, book illustrations and book jackets--including one-of-a-kind treasures from his official archivist, Donn Albright, and Bradbury's personal collection.More than 300 images, most in color, including work by Michael Whelan, Ian Miller, Al Feldstein, Joe Mugnaini, James Bingham, Virgil Finlay, Kelly Freas, Hannes Bok, Frank Frazetta; detailed captions; photographs; and a special section on Bradbury's personal art. Insightful text traces his career and influences with some highlights on the writer's EC Comics days and excerpts from the journal of François Truffaut, director of the film version of Fahrenheit 451.This edition also contains "The Ghosts of Forever," a previously unpublished film script by Bradbury, as well as 16 illustrations done by him in 1949 to accompany the original manuscript of his children's book, Switch on the Night, which was not published until 1955.Bound in striking tanzanite blue snakeskin-like "Iguana," with matching velour-lined clamshell traycase and multicolor foil embossed titles. SIGNED by Bradbury and Weist & limited to 350 copies.