London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1928. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. Collects six short stories including the science fiction piece 'The Machine Stops' first published in 1909. An important work in the SF canon and influential on much subsequent work (though Aldiss [Billion, p190] thought it a little 'overpraised'). A reaction to Wells's Time Machine [Wessells, p87]. Some chipping to the spine tips. Offsetting to endpapers. Spine tanned. [8072, Hyraxia Books].