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. Owner's name and address on the front free endpaper. Some penciled marginalia in the text, text paper just a bit tanned, else a nearly fine copy in good decorated dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, sunned spine panel, and dust soiling to front, spine and rear panels. (#165482).

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"Published May, 1927" on copyright page.