R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): A Fantastic Melodrama. Karel CAPEK, play, Paul SELVER, translation.

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots): A Fantastic Melodrama

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1923. First American Edition. Hardcover. The Theatre Guild version was the first English language translation of Capek's major work, including 4 black & white photographic plates from the stage production. A landmark work, credited with introducing the word "robot" into the English language. BLEILER (1972 ed.), p.72; BOOKER, pp.309-313. First Printing. Octavo; orange cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black on spine and front panel; 187pp; illus. A barely perceptible degree of sunning to spine, with some trivial rubbing to lower corners; a fresh, very Near Fine copy, lacking the rare dustjacket.

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