The Clockwork Man
Place Published: London
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd.
Date Published: 1923
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38126
213pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Original brown cloth with an orange ink stamped title on the spine, a small orange ink stamped mechanical design on the front cover, and the publisher's windmill device stamped in orange on the rear cover. Good plus. The extremities are mildly rubbed and darkened. There are numerous small dings in the edges. The text block edges are very lightly foxed, and the age-toned pages have scattered foxing. There are a handful of thin crayon marks on the front endsheet, and the free endsheets are darkened. The bottom fore edge corners of the pages at the beginning are faintly creased. Bleiler CFL. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, 1702. In Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 168. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s, 606. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 50. Reginald 10916.
A futuristic tale of a malfunctioning clock and time machine, and a man who is erroneously thrown back in time to Britain in the 1920s.