Item #3775 Krakatit. Karel Capek.


Praha: Aventinum, 1924. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition of this classic work of science fiction, originally published in Capek's native Czech, and then translated the next year and published in English by Geoffrey Bles in 1925. The novel deals with themes of power and guilt in the abuse of science for the advancement of mankind. The catastrophically powerful explosive invented in the work seemingly predicted the atomic bomb some decades before its existence. Nicely bound half red cloth with pebbled paper covered sides, spine titled and ruled in gilt. Very good with some fading to cloth of spine and tanning to edge of page block, else clean internally. Anatomy of Wonder II-212, Locke Spectrum of Fantasy p. 47. Very Good. Item #3775

Price: $1,500.00

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