QUAYLE'S INVENTION. John Taine, Eric Temple Bell.

QUAYLE'S INVENTION. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1927]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [1-2] 3-451 [452-458: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. The author's second SF novel. Discovery of a process to extract gold from sea water and its consequences. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2151. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 745. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 211. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 191. Reginald 13968. A bit of light dust soiling to cloth, mostly to spine panel, a near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light shelf wear at spine ends and three corner tips, two short closed tears at head of spine panel with old internal tape stain (no show through on outer surface) and clipped price. A nice example of a jacket rarely found in decent condition. (#149931).

Price: $750.00

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