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Czech Concrete Poetry

Havraní stříbro [Raven silver: poems].

Ostrava: Profil, 1965. Octavo (20 × 13.3 cm). Original printed tan cloth with illustrated dust wrapper by Ovčáček; 45 pp. Illustrations throughout by Ovčáček. Signed and inscribed by the author in 1968. A very good copy, with a few small tears (one closed tear) and one nick to dustjacket.

A rare provincial poetry imprint, strikingly illustrated using three full-page letter-themed typewriter compositions, in addition to the endpapers and wrapper, by Eduard Ovčáček (born 1933), one of the major representatives of lettrism in Czechoslovakia and a key figure of Czech informal culture of the 1960s. One of 550 copies. KVK, OCLC showing only two copies apart from the Czech National Library, at the British Library and Harvard University.

Book ID: P003227

Price: $275.00