[Czech Republic]: Fenix, 1932. Small octavo (16 × 12 cm). Original red wrappers with "gilt" vignette to front wrapper;  pp. on loosely inserted gatherings. Twelve erotic drawings and three vignettes. Very good.
A scarce sample of the abundant Czech erotica of the interwar period, this was the second volume of the "Fenix" series published by M. D. Zelenka. Erotic sonnets by one Oho and pornographic illustrations by Leo (Brož). From the stated print run of 95 copies (an additional 32 numbered and hand-colored issues were also printed), although Hýsek notes the print run was significantly exceeded. Hýsek, Obrazový knihopis českých erotic, 370. As of August 2020, KVK and OCLC show two copies outside the Czech Republic, at Cornell and Northwestern.
Book ID: P6128