USELESS HANDS ... Authorized Translation from the French by Elisabeth Abbott. Claude Farrere, Frederic Charles Pierre Edouard Bargone.
USELESS HANDS ... Authorized Translation from the French by Elisabeth Abbott.

USELESS HANDS ... Authorized Translation from the French by Elisabeth Abbott. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, [1926]. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-300 [301-312: blank] [note: last six leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light blue, top edge stained blue, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed, light green endpapers. First edition in English. Translation of LES CONDAMNES A MORT (1920). A fine novel of a nightmare world of the future involving automation and the working class; when the workers go on strike they are eliminated with a death ray. "Told on an almost surrealistic level; cerebral, but imaginative; far superior to the similar METROPOLIS by Thea von Harbou." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 701. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-26; (1987) 2-30; (1995) 2-35; and (2004) II-395. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 291. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 81. Bleiler (1978), p. 71. Reginald 05228. Previous owner's blind stamp on front free endpaper. Some fading to edges of endpapers, lower front corner shows a little wear, a near fine copy in very good wraparound pictorial dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and some loss along folds. An attractive copy. Not common in the jacket. (#127591).

Price: $450.00

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