AELITA. EIN MARSROMAN. Deutsch von Alexander Eliasberg. München: Allgemeine Verlagsanstalt, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-255 [256: blank], original decorated red boards with leather shelf back, elaborately stamped in gold. First edition in German. An interplanetary novel first published as a three-part serial in RED VIRGIN SOIL, from November/December 1922 through March/April 1923. "Two Russians fly to Mars and participate in a worker's revolution." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 28-32. The basis for the first Russian SF film, Aelita (1924), released in the U.S. as Aelita: The Queen of Mars or War of the Robots. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-108; (1987) 2-119; (1995) 2-128; and (2004) II-1137. Bloch (2002) 3131. Leather a bit rubbed at edges, spine panel a bit faded, a very good copy. (#135113).
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