THE IRON STAR. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1-2] 3-357 [358-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Of 2000 copies printed, this is one of 750 in the second binding. Presentation copy inscribed by Bell to writer and early SF fan Robert H. Barlow: "To R. H. Barlow, / With the regards of 'John Taine,' / -- hoping that you will continue / to enjoy my stories / JT." Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-106; (1987) 2-117; and (1995) 2-125. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2155. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 743. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13966. Narrow strip of tanning along gutter margins of free endpapers, else a fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (designed by Julie Brown) with some fading of spine panel (nearly inevitable as the jacket is printed on pink paper stock). A very attractive example of the jacket which is rarely seen in decent condition. Signed copies of this book are uncommon. (#104193).
First edition so stated on copyright page.