Brno: Grafický klub, 1922. Octavo (25.6 × 17.4 cm). Original decorative paper-covered boards; 172,  pp. Ten full-page illustrations executed using various printing techniques and one folding plate showing a Vilém Ostwald's color circle. Very good.
A near fine copy of this scarce introduction to the graphic arts, with numerous high-quality reproductions that showcase cutting-edge reproduction techniques of the day. With a drawn cubist cover by Eduard Milén and several cubist-inspired reproductions within (by Milén, Zamazal, Šíma, and others). One of 2700 copies. A striking example of what has been termed the "angular" (or cubist) style of Czech book design. See Jindrich Toman, Czech Cubism and the Book (2004). Toman 6.3.28. Scarce in the trade, especially in comparable condition. KVK, OCLC show copies at Illinois, Michigan, NYPL, Penn State, Toronto, and Yale.
Book ID: 50072