New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927. Hardcover. 242pp. Octavo [20 cm] Black cloth covered boards with orange and blue printed labels mounted to the spine and front cover. Good only. The covers are mildly moisture stained. There are numerous small splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine, and the underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The endsheets and rear flyleaves are damp stained along the hinges and bottom edges. The front pastedown has a former owner's name, a tiny doodle, and a bookseller's small bookplate. The text block is cracked multiple times. The pages are browned. Item #35212
Karel Capek is widely known as a science fiction author, who wrote long before science fiction became established as its own genre.