Prague: Jan Kotik, 1921. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers by Jaroslav Horejc; 181,  pp. Very good. Item #6507
A rare Czech sci-fi novel, one of the first Czech "space operas". The main hero is carried off by a hurricane and awakens on the man-made asteroid Titania, created by an inventor named Andersen. The asteroid has its own water and air. The space travelers fight with jelly-like creatures from space, nearly collide with a comet, put down a mutiny, and encounter a meteorite that reflects human memories. The cover's designer, Jaroslav Horejc (1886-1983), was a leading representative of Czech Art Deco and considered one of the most versatile artists of his generation. A member of Artěl from 1909, his sculptures adorn Czech modernist buildings, villas, and even the interior of a chapel in St. Vitus cathedral.
KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Czech National Library.