Továrna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]. Karel Capek, Karel Čapek.
Továrna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]
Továrna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]
Továrna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]
Association Copy – Inscribed to Edvard Beneš

Továrna na absolutno. [The Absolute at Large.]

Praha (Prague): Aventinum, 1926. With twenty full page illustrations by Josef Čapek. Presentation copy to Edvard Beneš. Title page printed in red and black. In original blue cloth. Gilt title on spine and ornamentation on front panel. (4), III, (1), 167, (5) p. In good condition.

Inscribed to Edvard Beneš (1884–1948) Czech statesman who at the time served as the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia and later became the President of the state. The acquaintance of the two is dated back to the mid 1910s when Čapek, as university student, attended Beneš’ lectures on American pragmatism.

Third edition of the science fiction novel about the changes of the society as the result of a reactor that produces free energy.

Karel Čapek (1890–1938) was a Czech novelist best known for his science fiction novels, and mostly for his play “R.U.R.” that introduced the word “robot”.

Illustrated by Karel’s brother Josef (1887–1945) who was a graphic artist, and painter, also a writer and poet. He is credited as the coiner of the word “robot”, for Karel’s book “R.U.R.”.

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Price: €2,000.00