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Anti-Nazi Caricatures

Válka začala Mnichovem. S Předmluvou Jana Masaryka [The war began in Munich. With a preface by Jan Masaryk].

London: Nakladatelství Nová Evropa, 1945. Oblong octavo (13.6 × 22 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 62, [2] pp. Publisher's ads for a series of translations into Czech. Printed on thicker paper. Very good or better.

Czech exile edition of David Low's anti-fascist caricatures, which rank among the best known and most popular visual documents of the increasing European conflict in the 1930s and throughout WWII. With short captions and explanations and the dates the drawings were initially published. With a one-page preface by Jan Masaryk (1886-1948), the son of T. G. Masaryk, longtime Czechoslovak ambassador to Great Britain, and defense minister of the government in exile during the last months of WWII. After a failed attack on his life, Masaryk died by "defenestration" in 1948, following the communist takeover, likely at the hands of the secret police. KVK, OCLC show copies at Yale, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, British Library, University Library Bern, Oxford, and Australian National Library, National Library of Scotland.

Book ID: P5435

Price: $200.00