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Várovní znamení [Warngedichte; Warning signs].

Prague: Nakladatelství Svoboda, 1969. Slim octavo (24 × 10 cm). Original pictorial dust-wrappers designed by Milan Grygar, over blind wrappers; 78, [1] pp. Light wear and toning to edges of dust-wrappers, else about very good.

First editon of these translations into Czech by Jiří Gruša of poems by Erich Fried (1921-1988), the Austrian poet and essayist, who lived in London and was a member of the Gruppe 47. The texts are taken from his collections Warngedichte, Überlegungen, und Vietnam und, and Anfechtungen. Front and rear cover, as well as front flap and frontispiece designed by Milan Grygar (born 1926) during his "rhythmic compositions" phase, in which he often combined visual with sound elements. Grygar also experimented with recording the sounds of drawing, after which he turned to New Music as well as mechanic-acoustic drawings using resonant tools for drawing. One of 600 copies printed. As of June 2020, KVK and OCLC show only two copies outside the Czech Republic, and none in North America.

Book ID: P4607

Price: $225.00