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LINTON, Charles Ellsworth.

The Earthomotor and Other Stories.

Illustrated by Murray Wade.

Salem, OR : 1920 Stock Code: 139395
£375.00
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Notes

First edition, first printing, inscribed in pencil by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Nat Hosp. Assoc. with best wishes of the author Dr. C. E. Linton". The utopian science fiction stories included in the collection are largely set in Alaska and the Arctic region. The stories relate tales of technological advancements that allow the protagonists to burrow to a lost world in the centre of the earth where inhabitants enjoy immortality, and to travel to an advanced telepathic civilisation on the moon. Two print variants have been noted, although with no priority given: the first with the dedication bound in the prelims at p. 7, as here, the second with it bound at p. 233.

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Description

Octavo. Original grey cloth, title to spine in black, titles and illustration to front board in black. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Photographic frontispiece portrait of Linton and 7 illustrations in the text, 6 of which are full-page.

Condition

A couple of small marks to spine joints, minor rubbing to spine ends, tiny spot of foxing to spine, else cloth notably bright, contents fresh, a very good copy indeed in the jacket with a little soiling, slight nicks to spine ends and tips, trace of tape repair to verso, sometime removed.

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