Prague: Knihovna Levé fronty (V. Palán), 1934. Octavo (19 × 12 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Karel Poličanský; 30,  pp. Very light repair to upper spine tip; very good.
The first book on Russian, and especially Soviet, political caricatures to appear in the Czech Republic. It was issued as part of the famous series "Knihovna levé fronty" ("The Left Front Library"), which was issued by the eponymous group of leftist artists and intellectuals, which took the place of the earlier Devětsil group around Karel Teige, Jaroslav Seifert, S. K. Neumann and others. Features samples of works by the leading Soviet caricaturists Deni, Boris Efimov, Mikhail Cheremnykh, D. Moor, V. Vasil’ev, and others. With a preface by the translator, Lubomír Linhart (1906-1980), a film and photography critic who served as the speaker of the Film-foto group of the Left Front in the 1930s. Design and typography by Karel Poličanský, an architect and book designer who used the pseudonym Jiří Friml. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC only locate copies at IISG and Oxford, with none in North America.
Book ID: P5622