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image of X všesokolských sletů v Praze: 1882, 1891, 1895, 1901, 1907, 1912, 1920, 1926, 1932, 1938. WITH: XI všesokolský slet v Praze [10 All-Sokol Slets in Prague. The eleventh All-Sokol Slet in Prague]

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Prague: "Svět v obrazech", 1948. Quartos (30 × 22.5 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; [44] and [31] pp, chiefly of black-and-white illustrations from photographs. Very good or better. Strikingly photo-illustrated and with overall design by Vilém Ambrosi (1898-1962), the graphic designer and typographer, these two volumes present the history of the first eleven All-Sokol Slets, with the second… Read more
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Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

by Morand, Paul and Jarmila Fastrová, translator

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Prague: Aventinum, 1928. Octavo (19.5 × 13.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by František Muzika; 147 pp. A very good, uncut and unopened copy; very light wear to lower spine only. Although less well-known than Teige, Štyrský, and Sutnar, Muzika (1900-1074) was a key representative of the Czech avant-garde and a founding member of Devětsil. Active in a wide… Read more
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image of Karel Teige a film. Úvodní studie Petra Krále [Karel Teige and film. With an introductory study by Petr Král]

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Prague: Filmový ústav, 1966. Octavo (20 × 15 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Jaroslava Veselá; 220 pp. of reproduced typescript to rectos and versos. Very good; in protective mylar. The first volume to gather Karel Teige's various articles on film, mostly published during the 1920s and 1930s, with a lengthy introductory essay by Petr Král (1941-2020), the surrealist-influenced… Read more
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Trasa W-Z. 22 II 1949

by Małcużyński, Karol, Bronisław Wiernik, Jerzy Baranowski, et al.; Mieczysław Berman, designer

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Warsaw: Spółdzielnia Wydawniczo-Oświatowa "Czytelnik", 1949. Large octavo (24 × 16.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 3, [6], 30, [1] pp. of text and [48] pp. of photographic reproductions. Wrappers somewhat worn, especially to spine extremities; inscription to title and front wrapper verso; occasional foxing; still good or better. A photographic record (in 98 images) of the building of Trasa W-Z,… Read more
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Moscow: I. D. Sytin, 1903. Octavo (27.5 × 17.5 cm). Contemporary half calf with gilt tooling and title to spine; 438 and 199, [2] pp. With numerous photographs and illustrations throughout. Binding rubbed at spine extremities; corners somewhat scuffed; light foxing and discoloration throughout due to stock; good or better. First Russian edition (previously printed abroad), of this… Read more
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St. Petersburg: Studio of Adolf Otsup, 1902. Original albumen print, 10.5 × 6.5 cm, mounted on card and inscribed to verso. [A Russian Bylina Singer on Tour]. Carte-de-visite photograph of Ivan Trofimovich Riabinin (1833-1910), a peasant from the Olonets Governorate in Russia's North-West. Both Ivan Trofimovich and his father, Trofim Grigor'evich Riabinin, were part of a dynasty… Read more
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Original photographs of Vasilii Masiutin and his wife, Valentina Masiutina

by Masiutin, Vasilii N. (Masjutin, Masyutin, 1884-1955)

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[Kiev or L'viv]: ca. 1935. Two original photographic prints on card stock, measuring 14.8 × 10 and 13.6 × 8.5 cm, with photographer's stamp in Cyrillic to verso (L. Ianushevich). Very good. Original photographs of the Russian artist Vasilii Masiutin and his wife, Valentina Masiutina. Most likely taken during a visit to Ukraine in the 1930s, where Masiutin… Read more
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Two original costume studies in pencil and watercolors, signed

by Masiutin, Vasilii N. (Masjutin, Masyutin, 1884-1955)

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1930
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1930. [Berlin]: ca. 1930. Two fine original watercolor and pencil drawings, on card stock, measuring 13 × 8.5 cm, tipped to black colored paper. Both drawings with Masiutin's estate stamp, one additionally signed in pencil and dated "193?" (illegible). Very good. Two original watercolor drawings by the Russian artist Vasilii Masiutin, most likely produced during the 1930s, when… Read more
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Printed photograph album commemorating the visit of the Crown Prince to the Karafuto prefecture in the summer of 1925, with preface by Okishima Kamazo and edited by Fujii Shoji, consisting of 20 plates with 73 black and white photographs tracing the Crown Prince's trip including visits to schools, agricultural research stations, naval bases, goverment offices, and mines, as well… Read more
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image of Spojité nádoby [Communicating Vessels, originally: Les Vases communicants]

Spojité nádoby [Communicating Vessels, originally: Les Vases communicants]

by André Breton, translated by Jindřich Honzl and Vítěszlav Nezval; TOYEN, illustrator

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Prague: S.V.U. Mánes, 1934. Octavo (20 × 13.8 cm). Original printed light pink wrappers, pictorial dust jacket illustrated with a drawing by Toyen; 180, [2] pp. A very good copy in a good dust wrapper; the wrapper with dust-soiling and small nicks to upper edges and spine extremities. First Czech edition of Breton's essay, originally published in 1932, and… Read more
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image of Buďte pánem svého času! [Be the master of your own time!]

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Prague: Bratří Šulcové, ca. 1928. Octavo (18 × 13 cm). Single folded leaf, [4] pp. With striking photo-montage compositions to first and last page, and advertising text to pp. 2 and 3. Lower right corner very lightly creased; else very good. Scarce leaflet announcing BSA motorcycles, with urban streetscapes evocatively conveyed using photomontage design. The design to the… Read more
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image of Co víte o Židech? Podle stejnojmenného cyklu politických přednášek Českého rozhlasu [What do you know about the Jews? Adapted based on an eponymous series of political lectures on the Czech Radio].; "Na okraj nové doby" ["On the brink of a new era"], vol. 38

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Prague: Nakladatelství Orbis, 1941. Octavo (21.2 × 14.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 90, [5] pp. Very good. First and only edition of a series of anti-semitic radio speeches, adapted and edited by Alois Kříž (1911-1947), a German-born Czech journalist who had embraced the ideology of the German occupants after 1939 and wrote numerous books on politics from a… Read more
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Beerdigung: Ein Bildband von Max Dans und von Lothar Beck

by Beck, Lothar and Max Dans

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Unpaginated photobook dedicated "allen noch lebenden Widerstandskämpfern des Dritten Reiches", comprised of approximately 29 black-and-white images from the funeral of three members of the RAF, each accompanied by a short explanatory text on the opposite page, with some pages of just text taken from contemporary newspaper reports, the images depicting the open graves and graveside before and during the… Read more
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image of Průvodce Paříží a okolím [A guide to Paris and environs].; Malá edice Odeon, sv. 6

Průvodce Paříží a okolím [A guide to Paris and environs].; Malá edice Odeon, sv. 6

by Vincenc Nečas, Jindřich Štyrský, and Toyen

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Prague: Jan Fromek, 1927. Octavo (17.5 × 11 cm). Original blind orange wrappers with photo-illustrated dust-jacket by Štyrský and Toyen; 802 pp. With fourteen plans and twenty-two black-and-white photos. Dust-wrappers slightly discolored and with foxing; still good or better. Scarce guidebook to Paris of the 1920s which, aside from practical information for travelers, provided such information as the… Read more
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image of Nákaza: prosy [Contamination: prose works]

Nákaza: prosy [Contamination: prose works]

by Třenecký, Ladislav and Bedřich Vrobel, illustrator

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V Hrabyni: Iskra, 1931. Octavo (21.5 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 89, [2] pp. Very good; in protective mylar. This Czech work is a rare example of the Silesian avant-garde, published by the Silesian literary review "Iskra," which appeared in the small town of Hrabyně, near Ostrava. Its authors tapped into international modernist trends, despite their provincial… Read more
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image of Tiché kyvadlo [The quiet pendulum].; Edice Start, sv. 3

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Brno: Nakladatel Joža Jícha, 1932. Octavo (21 × 14 cm). Original decorative wrappers by J. Keprt; 46, [2] pp. About very good; light soil and foxing to wrappers. Sarce book of poems with avant-garde typography by an undocumented regional designer. Little is known about the author, Miroslav Tmé (1909-1998), a teacher and literary critic from Brno, and the… Read more
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image of Šichty: motivy hornické a sociální [Shifts: mining and social motifs]

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Prague: self-published, 1936. Octavo (20.8 × 13.5 cm). Original typographically designed wrappers (anonymous); 28, [1] pp. Signed and inscribed by the author. Fine condition. In protective mylar sleeve. Scarce undocumented book of proletarian verse with a dominant mining theme, with a striking avant-gardistic wrapper design (unattributed). LIttle is known about Švingr (1907-1939), who also published under the pseudonyms… Read more
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image of Fotografický obzor: obrazový měsíčník přátel fotografie, vydává svaz čs. klubů fotografů amatéřů [Photographic review: an illustrated monthly of photography enthusiasts, published by the Union of Czechoslovak Clubs of Amateur Photographers], vol. XLI, nos. 1-12 (complete year)

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Prague: 1933. Quartos (26.8 × 20.4 cm). Original staple-stitched typographic wrappers; 188 pp., consecutive pagination, as well as unnumbered photographic plates and advertisements. A few issues with light discoloration to wrapper edges; still a very good set. Complete yearly run of the longest-running Czech journal of amateur photography, which was published under various titles from 1893 to 1944… Read more
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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. Very good. In protective mylar sleeve. Scarce undocumented regional avant-garde design, with a striking title page and appealing typographic design throughout (continued on front and rear wrapper flaps). Signed by the author on the dedication leaf. This is… Read more
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image of Prokletí básníci [The cursed poets]

Prokletí básníci [The cursed poets]

by Verlaine, Paul, Adolf Kroupa, and Karel Teige, designer

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Prague: Otto Girgal, 1946. Octavo (21.5 × 15.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers in protective mylar, over blind wrappers designed by Karel Teige; 130, [2] pp. With many illustrations throughout the text and a sixteen-page appendix of plates reproducing the artworks of Desbordes-Valmore, Manet, Gauguin, Matisse, Renoir, and Teige among others. Light wear to upper edge of front wrapper;… Read more
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