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Láska a ženy: sentence [Love and women: aphorisms]. Knihovna "Pan" svazek I [series title].

Prague: self-published, 1920. 12mo (12 × 12 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 32, [1] pp. Very good; very light wear to wrappers.

Scarce anthology of aphorisms on the topic of love, marriage, women, and sex by the still relatively unknown Czech writer and cabaret artist, who was a student of the famous woodcut illustrator and artist Josef Váchal. Artist, writer, publisher and actor, Hruška (1895-1957) was a prolific, yet marginal figure in Czech culture of the 1920-30s, who published countless books, often with his own typographic design and illustrations, and often with the intent to shock the public through ventures into eroticism and science fiction. With an attractive, rather understated cover design in the style of Czech rondocubism.

As of June 2021, not in KVK, OCLC. We also cannot trace the book at the Czech National Library.

Book ID: 51336

Price: $125.00