Recent Arrivals from Bernett Penka Rare Books

Recent Arrivals from Bernett Penka Rare Books

image of Nahá krása [Naked beauty].; Edice Vzkříšení, sv. 13

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Moravská Ostrava: Lidová knihtiskárna O. Štěpanek a spol., 1934. Octavo (21.3 × 15 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 20, [1] pp. About very good; light soil and foxing to wrappers. Scarce undocumented regional avant-garde design, with a striking title page and appealing typographic design throughout (continued on front and rear wrapper flaps). Signed twice by the author, on the… Read more
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$175.00
image of Venus: knihovna pro dospělé [Venus: a series for adults], nos. 9, 13, 14, 15-16, 17 [of 17 published?]. Also known as the "Green Series."

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[Prague, ca. 1927?]. 12mos (14.3 × 9.2 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrappers on light green stock, each with a diamond-shaped cut-out revealing the number of the issue printed in large type; ca. 16 pp. per issue (usually consecutive pagination). Very good, svae for light discoloration and faint rust to staples. Rare series of erotic prose, with occasional explicit… Read more
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$500.00
image of Jenda a Andulička [Jenda and Andulička]

Jenda a Andulička [Jenda and Andulička]

by Franta Rurálista and [Jaroslav Štika, illustrator]

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$350.00

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Praha: Vydal c. k. školní knihosklad v Praze [M. D. Zelenka], ca. 1930?. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original decorative wrapper on green stock; [7], 32, [8] pp. on loosely inserted folded leaves, as issued. Forteen full-page lithographs, each hand-colored using watercolors by the author, and one small additional colored vignette. Very good or better. Rare Czech erotica,… Read more
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$350.00
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Prague: A. Rezek, Fr. Šmída, A. Beranová, (kladenská organizace Svazu mladých v ČSR), 1936-1938. Printed by J. Šnajdr in Kladno. Quartos (31.5 × 23.5 cm). Original pictorial and photo-illustrated self-wrappers; 8-16 pp. per issue. llustrated from photographs and drawings. Very good; only faint horizontal creases; a few issues uncut and unopened. A substantial run (approximately 80% published) of… Read more
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$2,000.00
image of Publisher's prospectus for: Baťa -- švec, který dobyl světa [Baťa, the cobbler who conquered the world], by Evžen Erdély (Eugene V. Erdely), 1932

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Český Těšín: Tiskárna a nakladatelství Karel Prochaska, [1932]. Quarto (30 × 22.6 cm). Single folded sheet; [4] pp. Old horizontal and vertical folds; else about very good. Striking large-format publisher's prospectus and advance order form for Jenő Erdély's 1932 work about Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932), the founder of the Bata Corporation. Originally based in Moravian Zlín, the company is… Read more
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$450.00
image of V transu světel mihotání za noci i za svítání: snůška historek ze života pražských kumštýřů a jejich přátel [In the trance of flickering lights, at night and at dawn: a handful of tales from the life of Prague artists and their friends]

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Prague: self-published, 1932. Octavo (19.1 × 13.6 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 150, [2] pp. Signed and inscribed by the author. Very good. An enchanting photo-montage wrapper design, which captures Prague from its most bohemian side and combines various references to and photographs of the city's greatest pubs. Regarding this design, Jindřich Toman notes in his work on Czech… Read more
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$350.00
image of Průvodce Prahou [A guide to Prague]

Průvodce Prahou [A guide to Prague]

by Chyský, Čeněk

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$125.00

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Prague: Svaz československých dělnických turistů, [1934]. Octavo (18 × 12.1 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers by L. Šmíd; 145, [2] pp. About very good; light overall wear and nick to upper spine extremity. Scarce guidebook to Prague issued by the Czechoslovak Union of Proletarian Tourists, which sought to turn tourism, hiking, and other forms of sightseeing and recreation via… Read more
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image of Tisíc a jedna noc. Vypravuje Marta Schárová a Annuše Charvátová [One thousand and one nights. Narrated by Marta Schárová and Annuše Charvátová]

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Prague: self-published, 1936. Octavo (18 × 13 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 109 pp. Seven illustrations and vignettes, by at least three different artists. About very good; light weaer to wrappers and front wrapper just beginning to detach along base of spine. Rare Czech publication of pornographic prose with bestiality content. Printed in 200 copies for "our most trusted… Read more
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image of Pravda o Kronshtadte: ocherk geroicheskoi bor'by kronshtadtsev protiv diktatury kommunisticheskoi partii, s kartoi Kronshtadta, ego fortov i Finskogo zaliva. Prilozhenie: Komplekt "Izvestii Vremennogo Revoliutsionnogo Komiteta matrosov, krasnoarmeitsev i rabochikh goroda Kronshtadta." [The truth about Kronstadt: an essay about the heroic fight of Kronstadt's residents against the dictatorship of the communist party, with a map of Kronstadt, its fortificatios and the Gulf of Finland. Supplement: the complete "News bulletin of the Temporary Revolutionary Committee of sailors, Red Army soldiers and workers of the town of Kronstadt]

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Prague: Izdanie gazety "Volia Rossii", 1921. Octavo (22.2 × 14.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [5], 183 pp. About very good; some wear to base of spine, with small loss to front wrapper; still an unusually well-preserved copy of a fragile book. Scarce early account of the Kronstadt Rebellion, an unsuccessful revolt against the Bolshevik government instigated and carried… Read more
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$275.00
image of The 10 Years Flexi-Disc. Czech punk zine with an essay on the punk movement in Plzen, Czechoslovakia

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[London: Palach Press, 1987]. Quarto (29.8 × 21.5 cm). Original xeroxed wrappers designed by "Pepíno Třináctí"; rear wrapper with hand-lettering (black marker?); cloth spine strip; 45 leaves of photo-reproduced typescript, photographs, and other decorative elements. Light wear to wrappers; still about very good. A bit of a mystery, this elaborate punk zine is variously referred to on Czech… Read more
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$750.00
image of Blues v modré a bílé [Blues in blue and white]. Samizdat edition

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[Czech Republic, ca. 1977-1980?]. Octavo (21 × 16.5 cm). Original side-stapled printed card wrappers; spine cloth strip; 48 pp. of photo-reproduced and reduced typescript to rectos and versos. Very good. Samizdat edition of a theatrical version, referred to as a "strip" (pásmo) consisting of poems by Václav Hrabě (1940-1965). The preface is directed at theater directors and art directors… Read more
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$450.00
image of Kreatury "Nové Evropy": 12 politických karikatur [The creatures of the "New Europe": twelve political caricatures]

Kreatury "Nové Evropy": 12 politických karikatur [The creatures of the "New Europe": twelve political caricatures]

by Hanuš Bohman and Dr. A. Götz-Křížanovský, preface

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$1,750.00

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Nymburk: M. Hrádek, knihtiskárna Nymburk; plates by Hrdina a spol in Prague-Nusle, 1945.  Folio (33.5 × 25 cm). Original card portfolio printed in red and yellow, housing twelve leaves of plates and introductory text. Very good; only llight nicks to edges; easily the best copy we have encountered. Scarce portfolio comprising twelve large leaves of plates showing striking anti-Nazi… Read more
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$1,750.00
image of Z cest po domově: Jugoslavie [From my travels home: Yugoslavia]

Z cest po domově: Jugoslavie [From my travels home: Yugoslavia]

by Gjorgjević-Chlapcová, Julka (Djordjević, 1882-1969)

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$200.00

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Prague: Československá grafická Unie, [1936]. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original printed wrappers on green stock; 138, [5] pp. Crease to front wrapper; hand-written title to spine; else about very good. Scarce book of essays about Yugoslav travels, literature, culture, and everyday life seen through the eys of the little-known Serbian feminist writer, who was active in the… Read more
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image of Feministické úvahy. K feministické problematice. Feministické aktuality. Z posledních zjevů české feministické literatury [Feminist reflections. On the feminist problem. Current feminist topics. Recent publications in Czech feminist literature]

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Prague: Československá grafická Unie, [1937]. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original printed wrappers on green stock; 122, [2] pp. Crease to front wrapper; else very good. Scarce book of essays by the little-known Serbian feminist writer, who was active in the Czech women's movement beginning in the 1930s. Chlapcová-Djordjević was born in Serbia and studied in Slovenia, Austria,… Read more
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$350.00
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Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk: Nákladem Informačně-Osvětového Odboru Ministerstva Vojenství v Rusku, January-September 1919. Folios (37 × 27 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers, 8 pp. each. Ornamental lithographed title pages; numerous photographs throughout. Very good copies. Complete run of this very uncommon, strikingly photo-illustrated large-format monthly, published by Czechoslovak Legion forces in Ekaterinburg and, starting with issue no. 3, in Irkutsk,… Read more
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$1,250.00
image of Ostre sledovane vlaky [Closely Watched Trains]. Promotional leaflet for Jiří Menzel's film, illustrated with stills from the movie.; Zivot kolem nas. Mala rada 12

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First edition. Prague: Propagační odd. Ústřední půjčovny filmů, [1966]. Quarto (29.7 × 20.8 cm). Single sheet, printed to recto and verso, folded three times to created a folding leaflet of [8] pp. Very good or better. Rare promotional brochure for one of the finest examples of Czechoslovak New Wave film, the motion picture by Jiří Menzel based on… Read more
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$275.00
image of Tajemství masérských salonů [The secrets of the massage parlors]

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Prague: self-published (Vytiskla knihtiskárna Antonína Lapáčka), [1930]. Octavo (19.7 × 13.8 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 56 pp. Wrappers lightly worn and rubbed, especially along spine. Not in Toman, Photo/Montage in Print. As of August 2020, KVK and OCLC show only two copies, at the Czech National Library and SLUB Dresden (Vloemans Collection).
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image of Group of six Russian samizdat texts on the history of jazz, translated and printed unofficially in very small numbers by the Group for the Study of Jazz in the USSR (Gruppa izucheniia dzhaza v SSSR, or GID)

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Sterns, M (Marshall Stearns). Istoriia dzhaza (The Story of Jazz, originally published 1956). Voronezh: GID, 1968. I. E. Berend (Joachim-Ernst Berendt). Variatsii na temu dzhaza. Perevod s nemetskogo (The Jazz Book. Translated from the German; originally published?). Rostov on Don, 1965. Cherters, S (Samuel Charters). Istoriia dzhaza na stsene N'iu-Iorka (Jazz: A History of the New… Read more
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$6,000.00
image of Jazz: list věnovaný jazzu a moderní hudbě [Jazz: a journal devoted to Jazz and modern music]. Vols. I, nos. 1-5, vol. II, nos. 1-10 (all published)

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Prague: 1947-1948.  Quartos (29.3 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 16 pp. per issue. Occasional old vertical creases and light wear to spine folds; final issue lacks rear wrapper; overall still about very good. Complete run comprising fifteen issues in thirteen fascicles (two double issues) of the first Czech periodical devoted entirely to jazz. The first issue leads… Read more
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[Moscow]: A. Rerikh, ca. 1900-1903. Oblong folio (25.5 × 35 cm). Original embossed green cloth with gilt title to front board and 25 leaves of photographic plates. Inscription to marbled boards reads: "Presented to F. Lambert by acting Abbot of Solovetsky Monatery, Sept. 20, 1918." Boards and corners lightly scuffed; discoloration to cloth edges; small ink stain to… Read more
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$600.00