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    John W. Campbell, Jr. The Mightiest Machine. Providence, R. I.: Hadley Publishing Company, [1947].

    First edition. Octavo. 228 pages. Four inserted illustrations by Robert Pailthrope.

    Publisher's dark blue textured cloth with the spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Minor rubbing to covers, jacket spine sunned, back of jacket soiled, and spine of the jacket rubbed. Altogether a very good copy.

    Best known as the editor of Astounding Science Fiction from 1937 until his death, John W. Campbell (June 8, 1910 - July 11, 1971) was also a prolific writer. The Mightiest Machine was his first novel, but first appeared as a series in five Astounding issues, beginning in December 1934.


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