THE ABSOLUTE AT LARGE. Karel Capek.

THE ABSOLUTE AT LARGE. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-242 [243-248: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original black cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First U.S. edition. Issued the same month in Britain. First published in 1922 as TOVARNA NA ABSOLUTNO. "A classic ironic commentary on human fallibility." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-14. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-9; (1981) 2-11; and (1987) 2-13. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 341. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 361. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 54. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 37-8. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 6-10. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Reginald 02553. A fine copy in nearly fine, bright decorated dust jacket with just a touch of fade of orange ink on spine panel and a bit of general dust soling, mainly to white rear panel. A very attractive copy. (#151084).

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"Published May, 1927" on copyright page.