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THE MACHINE STOPS

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THE MACHINE STOPS

by Smith, Wayland ( Bayley, Victor )

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

THE MACHINE STOPS, Robert Hale, 1936, first edition, small patches of black residue evidenced at base of f.e.p. & f.p.d. most likely from old dust-wrapper protector, else a tight, solid vg copy in the publishers original black cloth binding and original attractive pictorial dust-wrapper with some less than professional repair at the head and heel of the dust-wrapper spine, some inner tape mends and some dust-soiling. Exceedingly rare in any dust-wrapper. All metals disintegrate returning civilization to a barbaric state until---- Not to be confused with the classic 1928 short story by E.M. Forester (although the major theme is certainly very similar).

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book dealer
THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
08637
Title
THE MACHINE STOPS
Author
Smith, Wayland ( Bayley, Victor )
Book condition
second hand
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Robert Hale
Date Published
1936

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About the Seller

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Cloth
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First Edition
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