8vo, pp. 92, ; a fine copy, uncut in the original decorated wrappers designed by Josef Čapek, spine lightly browned; in a folding cloth box.
US $1672 €1416
First edition of Čapek’s satirical drama on the theme of longevity, the source for Janáček’s opera, The Makropulos Case. The composer had seen the play early into its run in December 1922, and soon began a correspondence with Čapek over the possibility of using it as the basis for an opera. Janáček wrote the libretto himself; the opera premièred in December 1926.
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