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Merlin ars - Ars Merlina - Merlin. Lacoste separat 5.

[1968]. [Brno]: self-published, [1968]. Octavo (21.8 × 14.2 cm). Letter-press printed black wrappers (in gold); eight leaves of original etchings, with calques; each signed, numbered, and labeled by the artists in pencil. With a typewritten introductory text in French and Czech. Signed and inscribed to a co-founder of the Lacoste Group of Czechoslovak surrealists, Arnošt Budík. Very good.

Rare bibliophile edition of eight original etchings by Jiří Havlíček and Milada Svozilova. Evidently one of 48 copies, all prints numbered 3/48. "Ce tirage bibliophile concernant les metamorphoes de l'etre legendaire du magicien Merlin, edite par Jiří Havlíček avec Milada Svozilová en fevrier 1968 a Brno, presente prolegomena d'une serie preparee des revues thematiques "MERLIN ARS" dediees a l'art fantasque de Brno et destinees a quelques amis du Fantastique chez nous et a l'etranger." From the private collection/archive of Arnošt Budík. We cannot trace any other copies, nor any other edition from this series ("Lacoste separat"). Not in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: P5354

Price: $750.00