New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1937. First American edition. Hardcover. 348pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine and covers are gently bumped and soiled. Very minor foxing to the covers. Large portions of the endsheets are darkened. There is a small partial price sticker on the rear pastedown. In a good only dust jacket, with numerous losses from the edges and along the folds. There is a 2" closed tear in the paper at the foot of the spine. The dust jacket is also mildly rubbed, creased and age-toned, and is darkened at the spine and folds. Item #35281
Karel Capek is widely known as a science fiction author, who wrote long before science fiction became established as its own genre.