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Bohemian-American Cook Book: Tested and Practical Recipes for American and Bohemian Dishes

By ROSICKY, Mary [Marie]; Rose Rosicky, trans

Omaha: National Printing Co, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. The earliest English-language Czech cookbook, translated from the original by the author's daughter "because we continually receive inquiries for a Bohemian cook book written in the English language, from the daughters of Bohemian immigrants, who were born and raised here and do not read Bohemian as well as their parents" (p. 3). BITTING, p. 408; BROWN & BROWN 2005; Rechcigl, "Czech American Bibliography" (2011), p. 100. Octavo (19.5cm.); pubilsher's white pictorial cloth stamped in black; 306,[18]pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece of "Marie Rosicky." Board extremities heavily rubbed with loss at spine ends, both hinges cracked, shallow chipping to front free endpaper (toned and brittle due to inferior stock); a Good copy, internally sound. Green printed errata slip tipped to p. 261.

$200.00

Czech Photographic Avant-garde 1918-1948
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Czech Photographic Avant-garde 1918-1948

By BIRGUS, Vladimir, ed.; Pierre Bonhomme, Antonín Dufek, Iva Janáková, Jan Ml och, Karel Srp, texts

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28cm x 23.5cm). Black cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in white on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 312pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to top and bottom edges, else appears new. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities, else appears new. The first comprehensive history of Czech avant-garde photography and photo-montage from the country's founding as an independent state in 1918 to the emergence of its totalitarian regime in 1948. Hundreds of b&w photographic reproductions.

$40.00

Der Alltag 3: Sozial Engagierte Fotografie

By THOMAS, Fritz and Bruno Neurath, eds

[Düsseldorf]: WI-Verlag, [1983]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim quarto (27cm.); publisher's red photo-illustrated card wrappers; 114pp.; chiefly photographic illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good or better. Photographic anthology of late Cold War-era Germany and Eastern Europe, including sections on Punks, Skinheads, and Turkish children. Text entirely in German. OCLC locates no holdings in North America as of November, 2018.

$25.00

Con L'Armata Rossa / Pri Rde i Armadi [With the Red Army] - Three Early Underground Printings from Slovenian Partisan Presses

By DJILAS, Milovan

V.p., v.i., [1944]. This very early work by the great Montenegran communist (and later dissident) intellectual appears to have been published some time after Djilas's first visit to Moscow in March, 1944; by this time, the Yugoslavian Partisan movement had begun reclaiming territory previously lost to the Axis, and the Soviet army had begun its inexorable push west, which would culminate in the Belgrade offensive of October, 1944, liberating Yugoslavia's capital and effectively putting an end to the Nazi occupation. Djilas's homage was intended to celebrate the Soviet offensive and to pave the way for an acceptance of a Soviet-style communist state in Yugoslavia. Ironically, though he would serve briefly as the Vice President of Joseph Broz Tito's new government in 1945, Djilas's greatest fame would come not from being an apologist, but rather a critic, of the state-socialist apparatus; he was imprisoned for nearly ten years under during the Tito regime, and his best-known work The New Class (1957) is a masterful analysis of the bureaucratic elite who proved to be the greatest beneficiaries of post-war communism. Three editions of the same work (with some small textual variations noted between the two Slovenian printings), all published clandestinely by Slovenian Partisans and issued entirely without imprint or date. Despite the rustic conditions under which these pamphlets were produced -- often in (literally) underground bunkers hidden deep in the Slovenian countryside -- they exhibit an extraordinary graphic sense and attention to detail indicative of their producers' dedication, not just to the dissemination of propaganda, but also to the craft of printing. All three are exceedingly rare. OCLC notes one location (Nat. Library Slovenia) for the Italian-language version; no holdings found in OCLC, KVK for COPAC for either Slovenian edition. Branica & Pajkovic (Bibliografija izdanja u narodnooslobodila kom ratu 1941-1945) nos 4890, 4918, 4920 respectively (as cited in Pahor & Johnson, The Partisans: the Underground Society, 2017). We are indebted to booksellers Dasa Pahor and Alex Johnson for their groundbreaking primary research on these and other Slovenian Partisan pamphlets in the above-referenced work. Three separate underground printings - two in Slovenian, one in Italian - of Djilas's propagandistic homage to the Soviet Red Army, written in the final months of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. The essay was originally published in Serbo-Croatian, as Sa Crvenom Armijom. Uniform minor wear and age-toning; all three Very Good or better. 1. Djilas. Con L'Armata Rossa. [Strojenika pri Storpniku: Doberdob, 1944]. Octavo (20.5cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 20pp. Front wrapper with linocut illustration in three colors. Italian-language translation. Text printed from type. 2. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. [near Idrija, Gorenjsko, Slovenia: Špik, 1944]. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 30pp. Linocut illustration to front wrapper, printed in red ink. Text mimeographed. 3. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. Place of publication unknown [but Slovenia: ca 1944]. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 28pp. Front wrapper illustrated by stencil process; text mimeographed.

$2500.00

Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]
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Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]

By [SOCIALISTS] BLATCHFORD, Robert; Geo. C. Kutuzovi , trans

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1916. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. Croatian-language edition of the British socialist's pamphlet "Imprudent Marriages," first published by Charles Kerr in the 1890s and described in a contemporary review as "a short but spicy little work" ("Progressive Thought" (Olathe, KS), November 1, 1899). This translation, by a Croatian-American student at the University of Chicago, was issued by a small and short-lived Croatian-language socialist workers' publisher. At head of title "No. 8 Nardona Knjižnica." This title apparently unrecorded, we find no copies in OCLC (November, 2018) or the NUC. Small octavo (18cm.); publisher's green decorative staplebound wrappers; 24pp. Light wear to wrapper extremities including tiny gouge at top fore-edge corner of upper cover slightly affecting textblock though not approaching text, minor soil, else Very Good or better.

$125.00

Solidarnost i Borba za Opstanak [Solidarity and Struggle for Survival]
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Solidarnost i Borba za Opstanak [Solidarity and Struggle for Survival]

By [SOCIALISTS] "PRAVDOLJUB," trans

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Croatian-Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's blue decorative staplebound wrappers; 23pp. Wrappers separated from textblock, some chipping and a few shallow losses to extremities, light toning, else Good or better. Published as "Narodna Knjižnica" (Folk Library), no. 15. Croatian translation (from the original Russian?) of a socialist pamphlet issued by the Croatian-American labor press. Unlocated in OCLC as of December, 2018.

$75.00

Propaganda Primjerom
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Propaganda Primjerom

By [SOCIALISTS] LAVROVU, Po [alt. spelling Petr Lavrov]

Chicago: Izdala Radni ka Knjižara, 1918. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's pale yellow staplebound card wrappers; 20pp. Minor wear and toning to wrapper extremities, some finger soil, most heavily to upper cover, contemporary pencil ownership inscription to upper cover, else Very Good and sound. Croatian-language translation of a short work by the Russian socialist philosopher, issued as Narodna Knjižnica (Folk Library) no. 17. One copy located in OCLC as of December, 2018, at the Hoover Institute. Not in the NUC.

$75.00

Jedan od Kraljeva Republike (Interview)
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Jedan od Kraljeva Republike (Interview)

By [SOCIALISTS] GORKI, Maksim [alt. spellings Gorkii, Gorky]

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. Croatian translation from the original Russian, the title loosely translated as "One of the Kings of the Republic." Published as Nardona Knjižnica (Folk Literature), no. 16. Presumably excerpted from a larger body of work, the text an attack on the oil industry (the titular "King"). This edition not in OCLC as of December, 2018, nor in the NUC. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's buff staplebound card wrappers; 24pp. Wrappers a bit rubbed and toned at extremities, some soil to textblock including ringstains to p. 5 bleeding into following few leaves, occasional contemporary pencil marginalia, else Near Very Good.

$125.00

Razvoj Nad ovjeka [Development of Man]
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Razvoj Nad ovjeka [Development of Man]

By [SOCIALISTS] KUTUZOVI , Geo

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Edition. Paperback. Uncommon Croatian-language pamphlet by a little-known author, the only other work attributed to Kutuzovi in OCLC being a preface to a translation of Marx published by this same Croatian-American imprint. This title published as Narodna Knjižnica (Folk Library), no. 12. We find two copies in OCLC of this title as of December, 2018 (title misspelled "Razvoj Nad oveka"), both in Slovenia. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's buff staplebound wrappers; 47pp. Wrapper a bit worn with small loss at spine crown, extremities toned and rather soiled, else About Very Good.

$100.00

[Text in Yiddish] Mi-ma'amakim: Lider un Sonetn / Des Profondeurs de l'Abime: Poêmes et Sonnets
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[Text in Yiddish] Mi-ma'amakim: Lider un Sonetn / Des Profondeurs de l'Abime: Poêmes et Sonnets

By AICHENRAND, L. [alt. spelling Ajchenrand]

[Paris: "Di Goldene Pave", 1953]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (25cm.); publisher's cream printed card wrappers; 165pp. Light shelf wear, tiny chip at top edge of upper cover, errata slip laid in with subsequent offsetting, else Very Good and sound. Text entirely in Yiddish. Poetry collection by the Polish-born Israeli author.

$30.00

Krkavci: Komedie o Trech Dejstvích [The Ravens]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers, yapp edges; 61pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, especially along spine, repaired shallow loss at bottom edge of upper cover, general dust-soil, some foxing to rear cover, textblock slightly toned, else Good to Very Good. Earliest edition of the author's first play to be issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the NYPL.

$125.00

Arizona: Román

By PAULIK, Jaroslav Jan; Frantisek Muzika, cover design

Praha: Aventinum, 1928. First Edition. Paperback. Small octavo (20cm.); publisher's white photo-montaged card wrappers printed in black and green; 159pp. Light shelf wear to wrapper extremities, tiny chip at bottom spine edge of upper cover, minor dust-soil, else Very Good or better. Designed by the prolific Surrealist Czech designer Frantisek Muzika (1900-1974), the art director of Aventinum from 1927 until the publisher's folding in 1934, during which period he would provide the designs for nearly one hundred titles (see Jindrich Toman, Foto-Montáž Tiskem / Photo-Montage in Print (2009), p. 196).

$175.00

Milenci: Hra o Trech Dejstvích [The Lovers]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers printed in orange, yapp edges; 48pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, rear cover separated but present, the whole rather dust-soiled; Good overall, though internally about fine. This edition issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the Getty.

$125.00

Vzbourení na Jevi ti: Filosofie Drama Skute nost [Rebellion on Stage]

By BARTOŠ, Jan

Praze: Vydalo Ústredni Studentské Knihkupectví a Nakladatelství, [1925]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers printed in blue, illustration signed in image "Remo," French flaps; 59pp. Wear to wrapper extremities with shallow creasing to upper cover fore-edge corners, short splitting to spine foot edges, old pencil scribble to rear cover, else Near Very Good, internally sound. Issued as the third volume of the series "Edice Prazské Saturnalie." The expressionist author's second play, first produced in 1926. OCLC locates two copies in North America as of November, 2018, at the NYPL and the Getty.

$150.00

[Text in Serbian]  emu u i Socijalna Demokratija? [What is Social Democracy?]
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[Text in Serbian] emu u i Socijalna Demokratija? [What is Social Democracy?]

By [SOCIALISTS] MININ, M.; Dragisa Lap evi , trans

ikago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Serbian Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's pale green decorative staplebound wrappers; 46pp. Over cover separated from textblock, lacking rear cover, light toning and dust-soil, else a Good, internally fine and unopened copy. Serbian translation of a Russian pamphlet on Social Democracy, issued by a Chicago-based Serbo-American labor press. Apparently unrecorded, we find no copies in the NUC, nor OCLC as of December, 2018.

$75.00

An Artist's Journey
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An Artist's Journey

By REFREGIER, Anton

New York: International Publishers, [1965]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's white pictorial card wrappers; 96pp.; full-page illus. throughout. Wrappers a bit toned, spine crown bumped, else Very Good or better. Collection of sketches made during the artist's travels through the Soviet Union, Romania, East Germany, and Bulgaria.

$25.00

Labour and Nationality in Soviet Central Asia: An Uneasy Compromise
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Labour and Nationality in Soviet Central Asia: An Uneasy Compromise

By LUBIN, Nancy; Murray Feshbach, foreword

Princeton: Princeton University Press, [1984]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in yellow photo-illustrated dust jacket; xix,[3],305pp.; double-paged map. Light shelf wear, jacket spine faded, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

Koncz András:  Muvek, Works, Werke 1974-1998
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Koncz András: Muvek, Works, Werke 1974-1998

By KONCZ, András

Budapest: Ernst Múzeum, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (30.5cm x 25cm). Light gray paper boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 356pp; illus. Near Fine copy; gently bumped corners, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities. Retrospective of Hungarian painter and representative of the "New Painting" András Koncz, published in conjunction with a 1998 exhibition at the Ernst Múzeum in Budapest. Hundreds of color photographic reproductions of the artist's work. Texts by Dr. Lóránd Hegyi, László F. Földényi, and András Koncz. In Hungarian, English, and German languages.

$300.00

CCCP:  Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed
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CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

By CHAUBIN, Frédéric

Cologne: Taschen, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (34.5cm x 27cm). Pictorial paper boards (hardcover); 312pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and tight. Collection of photographs exploring late Soviet buildings found throughout the former Soviet Union and an accompanying essay by Frédéric Chaubin. Hundreds of full color photographic reproductions. In English, German, and French languages.

$60.00

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