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ČAPEK, Karel. Továrna na absolutno. (The Absolute at Large.)
Brno : 1922First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the first blank to the young actress Táňa Čuprová (b.1900) and dated in the year of publication. The recipient is noted in the Czech National Theatre archives as having started work there in this year, going on to become art director from 1945. It was at the Prague National Theatre that Čapek's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139802
ČAPEK, Karel. Krakatit.
London : 1925First edition in English, first impression, publisher's presentation copy with tipped-in slip before the half-title reading "with Mr Geoffrey Bles's Compliments". Capek's science fiction novel, first published in Prague in 1924, centres on the invention of a catastrophically potent explosive, named to echo the devastating volcanic eruption of Krakatoa.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136864
ČAPEK, Karel. Loupežnik.
Prague : 1920First edition, first printing, of Čapek's scarce first work. Loupežník The Outlaw was first performed in March 1920 at the National Theatre in Prague, with the actress Olga Scheinpflugová in the central role. Scheinpflugová and Čapek, who met during production of the play, were married in 1935. In 1911 an unpublished version of the play was written... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130046
ČAPEK, Karel. Věc Makropulos.
Prague : 1922First edition, first printing, of Čapek's uncommon satirical play on the theme of longevity. First performed on 21 November 1922 in the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, the play was later produced in translation at the Arts Theatre in London, under the name The Macropulos Secret, on 8 July 1930. The work also served as the source for Leoš Janáček's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130045
ČAPEK, Karel. R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots:
Prague : 1920First edition, first printing, of Čapek's dystopian science-fiction, which famously introduced the Czech word "robot - meaning 'serf' or 'drudge' - to the world, a word suggested by Čapek's brother Josef. Thogh recently rebound, this copy preserves the scarce and striking original front wrapper, and has the ownership stamp to the title page of Dr... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144693