THE GOLD TOOTH. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] [1-2] 3-436 [347-352: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained orange, fore edge untrimmed. bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Bell (signed as Bell and "John Taine") to Mrs. A. G. Archer dated 7 May 1956 on the front free endpaper. Lost race adventure novel of the discovery of an ancient race in the mountains of North Korea who possess a new element that is a powerful catalyst for transforming mercury into gold. "Interesting moments, clever plotting, but too long." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2152. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 740. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13963. A fine copy in very good two-color pictorial dust jacket with considerable fading of purple ink and light shelf wear at edges. Signed or inscribed copies of Bell's early SF books are uncommon, and this is a nice example. (#111276).
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