CARTER, Angela The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman London, Rupert Hart, 1972.
8vo. Original brown cloth, titled gilt to spine, with pictorial dust wrapper; pp.285; a very good copy, a touch faded along the spine.
First edition. A novel of strange happenings and peculiar contraptions by Angela Carter, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque work such as The Magic Toyshop and The Bloody Chamber. The book features surrealist themes, with the evil Doctor Hoffman unleashing a tidal wave of illusion and horrors onto an unsuspecting city,