New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1881. First Edition. , 256,  pages. Original decorated embossed cloth. Minor fading and wear to decorated spine panel. Silver decorative band worn on front cover, and upper corner with some creasing. Several signatures proud, still a nice copy. Very Good. Cloth. 
A fun group(?) of stories related to fictional science / science fiction. The first starts "She was a beauty. From head-light to buffercasting, from spark-arrester to air-brake coupling, she shone resplendent." - the start of the description of the great express engine No. 59. At least one story is set in Salmon Falls, in New England.
Charming, fun read for the technologically minded, and with the illustration of a cupid on a telegraph on the cover, who can go wrong?