THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE. William Gibson, Bruce Sterling.

THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, [1991]. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. trade edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Gibson to David G. Hartwell on the title page: "To David Hartwell / All best, / Wm. Gibson." 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 fine dust jacket. (#164670).

Price: $250.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"A BANTAM SPECTRA BOOK / APRIL 1991 / ... / BVG 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.