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Sunday, July 16, 2017

In 1953, a limited edition of "Fahrenheit 451" had asbestos covers to prevent them from burning

Ray Bradbury’s most famous work Fahrenheit 451, was published in 1953.The name of the novel designates the approximate temperature at which paper auto-ignites. In 1953, a special edition of the novel included 200 signed and numbered copies bound in asbestos so that the books wouldn’t burn if the novel turned out to be a prophetic prediction of the future.

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