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 very good dust jacket with 12 mm closed tear at top edge of front flap fold, 17 mm closed tear at upper edge of front panel with associated faint crease, mild wear at spine ends and corner tips, tiny chip from lower spine end, and mild general dust soiling. (#162522).
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