A superior copy of this first collected edition of Capek's trilogy of thematically linked novels. Translated by R. and M. Weatherall. NY: A.A. Wyn, 1948. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.5 in.); 460pp.; orange cloth boards, orange topstain, in dust jacket. The barest hint of foxing to textblock fore-edge, else fine in a very near fine, unclipped jacket, printed (per British wartime paper restrictions) on the back of a War Office topographical map of Sumatra.