About a decade ago, Graham Press published a special limited edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, but you can be forgiven if you’ve never seen it — just 451 copies were printed. It was a 50th anniversary deal, but it appears to have missed the anniversary (which would have been 2003) by a year or two. Such is life.
We haven’t seen it in the flesh, either, but plucked these images from Brainpickings.org, where Maria Popova adds this context:
In his magnificent 2013 monograph, Proud Too Be Weirrd, Steadman admits to having grown jaded with illustrating other people’s prose — “not much more than shameless self-indulgence” — but writes of having gladly completed the Bradbury project due to its “vitally important theme — the burning of all books.” He reflects on the significance of Bradbury’s masterwork: “As someone once said, I think it was me: There is nothing so dangerous as an idea. Particularly one whose time has come…”