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Czech Avant-Garde Design

Novoročenky 1933 [New Year's Greeting Cards].

Prague: Grafická edice A. Chvála, 1933. Octavo (22.2 × 16 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 106, [3] pp. Thirty plates, including fourteen original woodcut plates and two linocuts. With a tipped-in photo-montage design by Sutnar. Very good, only light sun-tanning and wear to spine; in protective mylar.

Attractive volume reproducing a lecture on the occasion of the joint meeting of the Association of Czech Bibliophiles and the Association of Collectors and Friends of Bookplates, held on March 9, 1933 in Prague. Followed by thirty plates, some in color, including original woodcut and linocut prints, among them one drawing by Toyen and one photo-montage design by Ladislav Sutnar. Other artists include V. Mašek, J. Solar, K. Svolinský, A. Moravec and numerous others. Finally, the book lists hundreds of greeting cards, in the form of postcards, photographs, prints, and bound volumes, probably exhibited at the meeting, as well as addresses of the artists. Scarce; as of November 2019, KVK and OCLC show two copies in North America.

Book ID: 50327

Price: $650.00