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image of La Revue du Médecin - Art et Médecine. 1929 through 1936

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66 total issues bound in 7 volumes of the luxurious 1930s medical journal, "revue mensuelle réservée au corps médical". produced by the Debat pharmaceutical laboratories under the direction of Dr. François Debat, first called "La Revue du Médecin" before the title changed to "Art et Médecine", important particularly for its countless photographs and contributions from some of the most… Read more
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image of Photographic Architectural Archive of the Butler Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Missouri

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Collection of photographs of approximately 150 different businesses and associations in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri and Illinois utilizing Butler rigid-frame pre-engineered buildings, including manufacturing, distributing, civic buildings, small businesses, bowling alleys, car manufacturers and dealerships, and bottling companies, organized alphabetically into two photo albums with alphabetized indices in the front of each album, most photographs identified… Read more
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Soviet Tour 1936

by Taylor, Griffith P., B. Sc

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Cambridge: self-published, 1936. Large octavo (26 × 20.5 cm). Original beige buckram with title to spine; [9], 2-260, [8] leaves of mimeographed typescript to rectos only; with [41] leaves containing 81 original photographs, hand drawn maps, and illustrations. Signed and inscribed by the author. Light foxing to title; spine starting, but still about very good. Rare copy of this… Read more
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image of Molochnoe khoziaistvo na stroike MTF [Dairy farming in the construction of dairy product farms], no. 19-20 (October 1932)

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Sel'kolkhozgiz, 1932. Octavo (25cm × 17.5cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers (not attributed); 48 pp. Very good; trace of mailing label to rear wrapper. Special issue of a long-standing journal on dairy farming, which was the continuation of a pre-revolutionary trade periodica. It was renewed in 1925 and covered such topics as dairy farming technology, the price of milk in… Read more
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image of Les Ruines de Paris, 1871, together with five views from "Insurrection de Paris, 1871."

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Photograph album containing a list of plates followed by 20 mounted photographic prints of buildings or locations which were presumably damaged during the defeat of the Commune, including the Tuileries, the Hôtel de Ville, Rue de Rivoli, and the Palais Royal. Oblong folio, images approx. 14.5 x 21.5 cm. Original publisher's gilt-lettered rose coth, recently rebacked. Boards toned along… Read more
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$2,750.00
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O fałszerzach historii [On the falsifiers of history]

by Radzieckie biuro informacyjne (Sovinformbiuro)

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Warsaw: Wydawnictwo "Prasa Wojskowa," 1948. Octavo (21 × 13 cm). Original blind wrappers with photomontage wrappers; 75, [1] pp. Six photographic plates. Light wear to the fragile dust wrapper edges; else about very good. First and only edition of this pamphlet, a translation of the Russian original, a text partly authored by Stalin that sought to rebut anti-communist accounts… Read more
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image of Akustika kinematografu [The acoustics of cinematography]

Akustika kinematografu [The acoustics of cinematography]

by Slavík, Josef and Zdeněk Rossmann, artist

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$125.00

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Prague: ÄŒeskoslovenské filmové nakladatelství. 1947. Octavo (21 × 14.8 cm). Original photomontage wrappers by ZdenÄ›k Rossmann over blind wrapper; 207, [8] pp. Frequent underlining and a few annotations in pencil; else about very good. A curious later work by ZdenÄ›k Rossmann, the Bauhaus-trained Czech graphic designer, photographer, and art teacher who was associated with DAV in Bratislava and later… Read more
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image of Půjdete s námi! Vzpomínky vězněného novináře [You're coming with us! Recollections of an imprisoned journalist]

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Brno: Zář, 1946. Octavo (20.7 × 14.7 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers by Antonín Jero; 307, [5] pp. of text, [13] pp. of photographic reproductions on coated stock; [8] pp. of end matter. Very good, in protective mylar. Curious photomontage cover by Antonín Jero (1907-1981), the Brno-born art educator, typographer, graphic designer, and photographer. Koch's book is an extensive account… Read more
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image of Filmové zázraky: patnáct kapitol, vysvětlujících alespoň některé z těch divů, nad nimiž vám v kinu zůstává rozum stát [The miracles of film: fifteen chapters explaining at least some of the marvels that stump your mind at the movie theatre]

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Prague: Nakladatelstvi Å olc a Å imáček, 1927. Large octavo (24 × 18 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with a photo-montage possibly by Smrž; 79, [1] pp. With sixty-two illustrations. About very good; light wear and soil to wrappers, in protective mylar. An early Czech introduction to the technology and creation of motion pictures, with a focus on special effects, illusions,… Read more
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$225.00
image of Než se rozední [Until the Day Breaks]

Než se rozední [Until the Day Breaks]

by Bromfield, Louis and Karel Teige, artist

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Prague: Nakladatelství V. Å midt, [1947]. Octavo (20.7 × 13.2 cm). Original cloth-backed card boards with vignette; photographic dust-wrappers by Karel Teige; 240, [2] pp. Very good or better; in protective mylar. First Czech edition of Bromfield's novel, translated by Hana Bílková and with a late photo-montage cover design by Karel Teige. <br/><br/>Karel Teige a typografie, 505 (p. 203).… Read more
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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, JindÅ™ich Toman notes in his work on Czech… Read more
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image of Průvodce Prahou [A guide to Prague]

Průvodce Prahou [A guide to Prague]

by Chyský, Čeněk

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Prague: Svaz československých dÄ›lnických turistů, [1934]. Octavo (18 × 12.1 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers by L. Å míd; 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 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. ÚstÅ™ední 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
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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
image of Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

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 FrantiÅ¡ek Muzika; 147 pp. A very good, uncut and unopened copy; very light wear to lower spine only. Although less well-known than Teige, Å tyrský, and Sutnar, Muzika (1900-1074) was a key representative of the Czech avant-garde and a founding member of DevÄ›tsil. 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-OÅ›wiatowa "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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