(#170363) WAR WITH THE NEWTS. Translated by M. & R. Weatherall. Karel Capek.

WAR WITH THE NEWTS. Translated by M. & R. Weatherall. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, [1937]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-10] 11-348 [349-352: ads], original blue-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, top edge stained yellow. First edition in English. "A masterpiece of political satire in which a race of intelligent and imitatively gifted amphibians discovered in the South Pacific are initially enslaved by humankind, but soon find a 'newt Hitler' to liberate them; when they flood the planet to increase their lebensraum their former conquerors are doomed. Its blackly effervescent humor acquired new depths of horrid irony within two years, establishing it as a uniquely fascinating work in retrospect." - Brian Stableford, Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-215. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-10; (1981) 2-14; (1987) 2-16; and (1995) 2-17. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 71. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2424-28. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Reginald 02558. Early owner's signature on the front free endpaper. Endpapers lightly foxed, a very good or better copy in fair pictorial 7/6 dust jacket (with illustration by Kirby) with chips from edges, tanned spine panel and soiled rear panel. The book is clean and square (no spine lean common to this book) and the front panel of the uncommon jacket is attractive. (#170363).

Price: $750.00

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"FIRST PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH 1937" on copyright page.