THE GOLDEN HAMMER AND OTHER ENGINEERING STORIES. Marshall.

THE GOLDEN HAMMER AND OTHER ENGINEERING STORIES. London: Percival Marshall & Co., n.d., [1922]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-188, 22 illustrations in text, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Collection of nine weird and science-fictional tales, eccentric in manner and slightly amateurish, though with imaginative ideas. The author was evidently a professional engineer and published a number of nonfictional works on that subject, ensuring authentic 'local color' for these stories, all of which involve an intersection between the mechanical and the occult. The illustrations are quite professional and atmospheric. An admirably oddball collection." - Robert Eldridge. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 58. Not in Reginald or either of the Bleiler Checklists. Not in Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy (I-III). Early owner's signature dated 1925 on half-title page. Magazine clipping about the Great Western Railway locomotive "Winnipeg" affixed to front free endpaper, spine panel faded, binding leaned, cloth a little faded, gold stamping tarnished, a good copy of a rare book. (#147486).

Price: $650.00

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