THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance reading copy of the first U.S. edition. 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 proof dust jacket. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. (#168784).
"A BANTAM SPECTRA BOOK / APRIL 1991 / ... / 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.