GATS. DREI AKTE. Potsdam: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1925. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-102  [104: ad] [note: first leaf is a blank], original blue-green boards printed in black, top edge stained brown. First edition. A utopian play about the discovery of Gats, a substance to solve Earth's uncontrolled population growth. Today Kaiser (1878-1945) is considered one of the most important exponents of Expressionism. His most important plays are those which comprise his Gas Trilogy, DIE KORALLE (1917), GAS (1918) and GAS II (1920), in which the increasing dehumanization of mankind leads to the ultimate cataclysm. Some tanning and warping to boards, a very good copy with the rare wraparound advertising band. (#152267).
"1. und 2. Tausend" on copyright page.