THE EARTHOMOTOR AND OTHER STORIES. Salem, Oregon: From the Press of Statesman Publishing Co., n.d. [1920?]. Octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-231 [232: blank] [233: dedication] [234-236: blank] note frontispiece is included in publisher's pagination; first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), seven illustrations (six full-page) in the text by Murray Wade, original pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Two variants noted, priority, if any, not determined, one with dedication at back of book (page ), the other at front (page ), this being one of the former. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Linton on front paste-down: "To My Friend / Harry Morris / With the Best Wishes / of the author / C. E. Linton." Linked short stories of exploration (journey to earth's hollow interior, flight to the moon, etc.) utilizing the "Earthomotor," a burrowing machine, and the "Arctic Bell," a flying boat. Much of the narrative is set in Alaska and the Arctic region. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 510. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 167. Teitler (2013) 764. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09088. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-357. Touch of dust soiling to cloth, a nearly fine copy. (#149924).
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