R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), Karel Capek
First American edition, first printing of Capek's highly influential science fiction play which introduced the word "robot" to the English language.
Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1923. Original orange cloth boards with black lettering, pp. xii, 187. Boards show minimal shelfwear with softening to spine tips, a few minor smudges. Rear joint cracked with the front joint starting, binding a bit shaken. Owner's bookplate to front pastedown, light toning throughout, else internally clean.