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. Top and bottom edges trimmed, fore edges deckled. Very good. The cloth on the covers is moderately foxed, and the cloth on the spine is discolored. There are small losses from the cloth at the ends of the spine. The larger loss is at the head of the spine, measuring 1" wide by 1/4" deep. There is a 1" closed tear in the cloth at the foot of the spine as well. The pages are darkened- the endpapers more severely. Item #40834
Karel Capek is widely known as a science fiction author, who wrote long before science fiction became established as its own genre.