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Czech Erotica

Jenda a Andulička [Jenda and Andulička].

Praha: Vydal c. k. školní knihosklad v Praze [M. D. Zelenka], ca. 1930?. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original decorative wrapper on green stock; [7], 32, [8] pp. on loosely inserted folded leaves, as issued. Forteen full-page lithographs, each hand-colored using watercolors by the author, and one small additional colored vignette. Very good or better.

Rare Czech erotica, which combines sexually explicit verses about a farming couple in traditional garb with vivid lithographs showing outdoor frolicing and intercourse in various poses, with one couplet and one image on facing pages. The illustrations have been hand-colored, presumably by the author, rather than by Jaroslav Štika. This is no 13 of 20 copies that were hand-colored by the author, from a total print run of 56 copies, privately issued and not for sale. The regular print run was of a slightly smaller format. Hýsek, Obrazový knihopis českých erotic, 446. As of August 2020, KVK and OCLC only show the copies at Cornell and Northwestern. Does not appear to be held by the Czech National Library.

Book ID: P6294

Price: $350.00