By Josef Nesvadba; Iris Urwin [trans.]
Prague   Artia
8" by 5" 8-225pp
The scarce first English language edition of this collection of chilling tales by Czech psychiatrist Josef Nesvadba.
By Josef Nesvadba; Iris Urwin [trans.]

1964 Vampires Ltd: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Prague   Artia
8" by 5" 8-225pp
The scarce first English language edition of this collection of chilling tales by Czech psychiatrist Josef Nesvadba.
£58.00
: 0.5kgs / : 901F35

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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

The scarce first English language edition of this work.

A collection of eleven science fiction tales, with a tendency toward dark humour, irony, and satire. The titular tale, for example, is about a racing car that uses the blood of drivers rather than petrol as fuel.

Nesvadba was a pioneer of group psychotherapy in Czechoslovakia and was a professor of psychiatry at Charles University, but is best known in the English-speaking world for his science fiction short stories.

In the Anatomy of Wonder, his work is described as 'fine parables, with humorous notes, in search of the definition of humanity in an age of science, reason, and the modern world's turmoil'.

Condition

In the publisher's original paper wraps. Small areas of discolouration to head and tail of front wrap, with wraps lightly age toned to perimeters. Mark to tail of rear wrap. Internally, generally firmly bound, but with binding lightly strained between pages 96 and 97. Pages clean and bright.

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