"AND SO AD INFINITUM" (THE LIFE OF THE INSECTS): AN ENTOMOLOGICAL REVIEW IN THREE ACTS ... By the Brothers Capek ... Freely Adapted for the English Stage by Nigel Playfair and Clifford Bax. London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Copenhagen, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Cape Town, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Shanghai: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1923. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-69 [70-72: blank], original lavender wrappers printed in black. First edition in English. Also known as "The Insect Play" (a.k.a. "The World We Live In"). "Perhaps the most brilliant of his plays, and the only unquestionable fantasy drama among them ... mocks human life and pretensions through a series of beast-fable episodes in which various insects perform vaudeville versions of human behavior at the edge of extinction." - Clute and Grant (ed), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 164. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Reginald (1979). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-75. Two small spots of wax on rear cover, a nearly fine copy. (#148274).
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