THE TIME STREAM. [Providence, Rhode Island]: Buffalo Book Company and G.H.E., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1000 copies were printed but only 500 were bound, many of which were ruined by a rainstorm. One of Bell's earliest works of speculative fiction, written ten years before it was published as a three-part serial in WONDER STORIES, December 1931 - February 1932. A complex novel of time travel, "one of the best SF novels of its period; the difficulty Bell had in getting it into print ... is illustrative of the inhospitality of the contemporary marketplace to intellectually guided speculation." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1119. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-107; (1987) 2-118; (1995) 2-118; and (2004) II-1119. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. In 333. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 215. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and mild tanning to spine panel and along front flap fold. (#157853).
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