THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. One of 350 numbered copies signed by Gibson and Sterling. Perhaps the classic steampunk novel. A tale set in a filthy, polluted Victorian England running Babbage's hardware and ruled by Lord Byron who had escaped death in Greece. A 1991 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-442. A fine copy in cloth slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#155323).
"A BANTAM SPECTRA BOOK / APRIL 1991 / ... / BVG 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. "This edition, / signed by the author, / is limited to / three hundred fifty copies, / ..." on limitation page.