New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First Edition Thus, reissued with a new introduction by the author. INSCRIBED "For ***! Good Wishes! From Ray Bradbury. Summer, 1975!" 8vo. Green cloth with gilt illustration of a dandelion on front cover in color illustrated dustjacket. Sunning to spine; small crease to upper front flap, else a near fine copy. Item #20935
"Dandelion Wine" is set in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, based upon Bradbury's childhood home. The main character of the story is Douglas Spaulding, a 12-year-old boy loosely patterned after Bradbury. Most of the book is focused upon the routines of small-town America, and the simple joys of yesterday.