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Capek, Karel [Translated from the Czech by P Selver, adapted for the English stage by Nigel Playfair]
R U R (Rossum's Universal Robots) - A Play in Three Acts and an Epilogue
London, United Kingdom: Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, 1923. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Impression. 102pp,Small Octavo size (8vo). in original black/brown card wrappers with titles and lettering in red to the front panel, publishers advert leaf at rear, pasted over cast list page by blank sheet of paper. as consistent with all copies of the first printing for copyright reasons. Wear to the spine and uneven fade to the wrappers. Internally clean with newspaper reviews from 1923 pasted to the rear page and caricatures from a magazine tastefully added to some pages. . Originally published 1920 where it introduced the word "robot" to the English language and to science fiction as a whole..
Bookseller: Kelleher Rare Books [Naas, Ireland]

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