London, Geoffrey Bles, 1925. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. Very good. A rare Capek in the jacket. The author's second novel, filmed in 1948. The jacket's a little worn with some soiling to the rear panel and a few tears to the spine and rear. Upper spine worn with the tears and creasing. The front however remains bright and intact, and is a stunning example of art deco jacket design. The book itself is near fine with a little bumping to the spine tips and some light offsetting from the flaps. Cover art by K. Romney Towndrow [8151, Hyraxia Books].