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cover of VS. Výtvarné snahy: umělecký měsíčník věnovaný výtvarné práci, kreslení a odbornému školství [Designing endeavors: an arts monthly devoted to creative work, drawing, and special schooling]. Vol. XI, nos. 1-10 in 8 issues (complete year)

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Prague: Prometheus, 1929-1930. Quarto (25.2 × 17.5 cm). Original wrappers designed by Ladislav Sutnar, each cover printed with different color rectangle and letters; ca. 30 pages per issue. With numerous illustrations of architectural designs, furniture, and other everyday objects, advertising and book designs etc. Wrappers slightly dust-soiled; occasionally with very faint stains; few leaves loose; first cover with tiny… Read more
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cover of Utopia: Een Tweemaandelijks Tijdschrift voor Wetenschappelijk Amusement. No. 1 (n.d., early 1976) through 10 (September 1978) plus special boxed edition on architect J.M. Jujol (all published)

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Delft: Hans Oldewarris, 1976-1978. Various sizes, mostly 4to. and folio (including 29.5 x 21, 31 x 30, and 42 x 25 cm). Primarily original printed wrappers, no. 8 with original illustrated envelope, no. 10 with original cardstock outer folders, supplement in original cardboard box with illustrated label affixed to lid. Varying pagination, most issues 12-30 pp. Extremely good condition.… Read more
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$3,500.00
cover of Ishimoto-Tei Zufu [Illustrated Catalogue of Architect Ishimoto's Own House, Tokyo Gotanda]

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Tokyo: Kokusai Kenchiku Kyokai, 1939. Small quarto (25.5 x 19 cm). Original wrappers with metallic printing to front cover, unpaginated (20 pp). Some slight rubbing and toning to cover, minor area of loss to lower left corner of front cover near spine, overall very good condition. A small booklet illustrated with photographs of architect Kikuji Ishimoto's own home in… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Iskusstvo i fizicheskaia kul'tura [Art and physical culture]

Iskusstvo i fizicheskaia kul'tura [Art and physical culture]

by Mileev, S[ergei] V[asil'evich]

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$750.00

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Moscow: Fizkul'tura i turizm, 1931. Octavo (19 x 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 207, [1] pp. followed by unnumbered leaves of plates. 55 illustrations throughout. Wrappers somewhat toned; minor staining to lower right corner, affecting several pages; still about very good. A history of the "social function of the motif of physical strength and physical development in the arts"… Read more
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$750.00
cover of Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

Die Raumkunst der Grossen Wiener Schule

by Oldenbruch, Ernst

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$1,500.00

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Kritzendorf, Germany: Oldenbruch, [circa 1920]. Small folio (overall size 38.7 x 28.7 cm). Set of 10 loose diorama-type plates, housed in a contemporary custom-made box. Some light soiling and toning to margins, images primarily bright and clean, overall very good. An unconventional publication meant to facilitate the planning of interior decoration in domestic environments, consisting of ten stiff board… Read more
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cover of Werkstatt Aspekt: Avantgarde zwischen Kunst und Massenkultur [Workshop Aspect: avant-garde between art and mass culture], 1-3 (all published)

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Vienna: werkstatt aspekt, 1964-1972. Quartos (29.7 × 21 cm). Original staple-stitched and spiral-bound printed and pictorial wrappers; 20, 32, and 52 pp. Variously printed in black, purple, and brown ink. The first issue with single leaf supplement, with mimeographed text to recto. The third issue with a five- and a three-panel foldout, printed in brown and black respectively; lacks… Read more
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cover of Color Suggestions for the Home. McMurtry Color Suggestion Book

Color Suggestions for the Home. McMurtry Color Suggestion Book

by Denver.- The McMurtry Mfg. Co

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$475.00

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Denver: The McMurtry Mfg. Co., [1940s]. Oblong 8vo (16.5 x 22.8 cm). Original color-illustrated wrappers; 4 pp. text followed by 30 color plates printed rectos only. Some very minor soiling and toning to covers, minor wear along spine, overall very good. The McMurtry Manufacturing Company was formed in 1905, when John McMurtry purchased and reorganized the Hallack Paint, Oil,… Read more
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cover of Lidová učebnice Esperanta [A popular primer of Esperanto]

Lidová učebnice Esperanta [A popular primer of Esperanto]

by Šamla, Jiří Vítězslav, compiler

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$450.00

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Brno: Nový lid, 1936. Octavo (20.7 × 14.9 cm). Original staple-stitched photo-illustrated wrappers; 31, [1] pp. Very good. First and only edition of this Czech primer of Esperanto, with a striking unattributed photo-montage cover design that seeks to capture the excitement, communicative potential, and globalist fervor of the artificial language's devotees. With an enthusiastic one-page preface titled "Esperanto ovládlo… Read more
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cover of Gendai Shogyo Bijutsu Zenshu. ("The Complete Commercial Artist"). Complete series in 24 volumes

Gendai Shogyo Bijutsu Zenshu. ("The Complete Commercial Artist"). Complete series in 24 volumes

by Kitazawa Yoshio (ed.), Hamada Masuji, Wantanabe Soshu, Tatsuke Yoichiro, et al.

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$9,500.00

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Tokyo: Ars, 1927-1930. Small quartos (27.5 × 19.5 cm). Original pictorial card wrappers, in the original printed cardboard slipcases; ca. 100-150 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Some wear to wrappers and slipcases; one slipcase lacking; overall still very good. A remarkable compendium of international commercial and graphic art, complete in 24 volumes, the Ars series constitutes one… Read more
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cover of Typograf o knihách [The typographer on books]. Signed by the author

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Prague: Volné vydání spolku českých bibliofilů (Society of Czech Bibliophiles), 1911. Octavo (19.5 × 13 cm). Original full brown pigskin binding by Ludvík Bradáč, embossed to spine, with marbled endpapers; in the original card slipcase; 350, [5] pp. With 160 reproductions of typographic designs. Signed by the author below the preface. Case lightly soiled and rubbed, with ink annotation… Read more
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$950.00
cover of 100 godzin Stalingradu [100 hours of Stalingrad]

100 godzin Stalingradu [100 hours of Stalingrad]

by Berman, Mieczysław

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$650.00

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Warsaw: Wydawnictwo "Prasa Wojskowa", 1949. Large octavo (26.4 × 18.3 cm). Original photo-illustrated staple-stitched self-wrappers; 31, [1] pp. First leaf with recent tape repair to upper corner; a few nicks; still about very good. Surprisingly scarce account of the Battle of Stalingrad, photo-illustrated and with numerous striking photomontages by Mieczysław Berman, printed in black and red. Berman's early work… Read more
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cover of Documents Originaux et Inédits par Draim, Artiste Peintre, Professeur pour les Métaux Repoussés

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Booklet of twelve numbered and colored lithographs, printed recto only, depicting Art Deco designs for various types of stamped or embossed metal objects such as a cigarette case, a cake plate, a hair clip, and a candy tray, each image signed within the plate. Some very minor toning, some rust staining from the staples. Oblong 4to. Original cloth-backed pictorial… Read more
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$300.00
cover of Filmové zázraky: patnáct kapitol, vysvětlujících alespoň některé z těch divů, nad nimiž vám v kinu zůstává rozum stát [The miracles of film: fifteen chapters explaining at least some of the marvels that stump your mind at the movie theatre]

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Prague: Nakladatelstvi Šolc a Šimáček, 1927. Large octavo (24 × 18 cm). Original pictorial wrappers with a photo-montage possibly by Smrž; 79, [1] pp. With sixty-two illustrations. About very good; light wear and soil to wrappers, in protective mylar. An early Czech introduction to the technology and creation of motion pictures, with a focus on special effects, illusions, animation.… Read more
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cover of Ball der Stadt Wien. 1909. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Erinnerung. Mit 12 chromolithographischen Tafeln von Remigius Geyling [Ball of the City of Vienna. 1909. Dedicated to the ladies of Berlin by the Ball Committee of Vienna. Remembrances from the year 1809. A recollection. With twelve chromolithographed plates by Remigius Geyling]

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Vienna: Wilhelm Melzer, 1909. Oblong octavo (14.7 × 17 cm). Original white leather with gold, red, and black armorial stamping; all edges gilt; [2] pp., title, 1 pp. poem by Harmann Hangoo, followed by 11 fine chromolithographic plates showing an illustrated score by Haydn and scenes commemorating events in Vienna during the Napoleonic War of 1809. Housed in the… Read more
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cover of Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

Budha žije [Bouddha vivant; The Buddha lives]

by Morand, Paul and Jarmila Fastrová, translator

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$275.00

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Prague: Aventinum, 1928. Octavo (19.5 × 13.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by František Muzika; 147 pp. A very good, uncut and unopened copy; very light wear to lower spine only. Although less well-known than Teige, Štyrský, and Sutnar, Muzika (1900-1074) was a key representative of the Czech avant-garde and a founding member of Devětsil. Active in a wide range… Read more
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cover of Velká zkouška demokracii [La grande épreuve des démocraties; the great trial of democracies]

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Prague: Melantrich, 1948. Octavo (22.5 × 15 cm). Original cloth-backed decorative boards; pictorial dust-jacket; 116, [4] pp. Very good; dust jacket very lightly discolored and age-toned to verso; in protective mylar. Second printing (2000-3000), the hardcover version, of the Czech translation of "La grande épreuve des démocraties. Essai sur les principes démocratiques : leur nature, leur histoire, leur valeur philosophique,"… Read more
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cover of Zbrojnice kadeřníků -- vyzbrojí lépe váš závod [The hair salon arsenal -- better equips your enterprise]

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Prague: Hynek Paul, ca. 1920. Quarto (29.5 × 21 cm). Original printed orange wrappers; [20] pp. Trace of rust to staples, else very good. Apparently undocumented catalog by a Prague manufacturer of furniture and other fittings for hair salons and barber shops. The offers include everything from seats to mirrors and shaving equipment. The furniture, in particular, much of… Read more
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cover of Pisátkem a štětcem: návrhy a vzory kreslířům všech tříd škol občanských a nižších středních [With stencil and brush: designs and templates for drawing students of all grades]

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Slezská Ostrava: Tiskem a nákladem Aloise Šaška, [1923]. Oblong octavo (14.4 × 21.2 cm). Original decorative card portfolio, containing [8] pp. of introductory text and 60 numbered lithographed plates in black-and-white on card stock. The cards fine; the portfolio worn, with tape repairs and one flap detached. Portfolio of decorative patterns, lettering and ornament samples, housed in the original… Read more
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$200.00
cover of Trasa W-Z. 22 II 1949

Trasa W-Z. 22 II 1949

by Małcużyński, Karol, Bronisław Wiernik, Jerzy Baranowski, et al.; Mieczysław Berman, designer

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Warsaw: Spółdzielnia Wydawniczo-Oświatowa "Czytelnik", 1949. Large octavo (24 × 16.5 cm). Original photo-illustrated wrappers; 3, [6], 30, [1] pp. of text and [48] pp. of photographic reproductions. Wrappers somewhat worn, especially to spine extremities; inscription to title and front wrapper verso; occasional foxing; still good or better. A photographic record (in 98 images) of the building of Trasa W-Z,… Read more
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cover of Samoe glavnoe: dlia kogo komediia, a dlia kogo i drama v 4-kh deistviiakh

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Revel' (Tallinn): Knigoizdatel'stvo "Bibliofil", 1921. Octavo (22 × 15 cm). Original illustrated wrappers by A. Vabbe; 108, [4] pp. Publisher's ads. A fine copy; uncut and unopened. First edition of this play by Symbolist director and playwright Nikolai Evreinov, which was staged all throughout Europe during the 1920s and translated into many languages. A Soviet edition appeared in Moscow… Read more
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