THE MACROPULOS SECRET: A COMEDY ... Authorized English Translation by Paul Selver. London: Robert Holden & Co Ltd, 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-211 [212: blank], original decorated red boards with black cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First British edition. This play explores the theme of immortality by looking at a woman who may have used an elixir of life. First printing of this translation by Paul Selver that follows Capek's revised text prepared for this edition. An earlier version of the play, adapted by Randal C. Burrell, was published by Luce in 1925. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 359. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. A very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket (designed by Ralph Keene) with wear at edges, dust soiling, and age-darkening to spine panel. (#90184).
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