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Czech Avant-Garde

Sborník Literární Skupiny [Anthology of the Literary Group].

Výškov na Moravě: Nákladem F. Obziny, 1923. Quarto (26 × 20.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 110, [3] pp. Numerous plates, some full-page on coated stock, some tipped-in. Light wear and fraying to lower spine; very minor moisture stains to overlapping wrapper edges; overall still a very good copy.

First and only edition of this cultural and literary review by the Literary Group, an avant-garde grouping that existed alongside Devětsil and Proletkult, but represented somewhat less radical views and was mostly active in Moravia, rather than Prague. It was also affiliated with the journal "Host" published in Brno. Edited by Lev Blatný, it contains work by Blatný, Konstantin Biebl, František Gotz, Čestmír Jeřábek, Zdeněk Kalista and Josef Zamazal, including poetry, criticism, interviews and fiction. Illustrated with numerous works by Hoffmeister, Vaněk, Foujita, Muzika, Kubišta, Derain, Picasso and Zamazal. Numbered copy 453 of 1050 published.

Book ID: P6797

Price: $450.00