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Toronto: Larkwood Books / Sixty-Eight Publishers, no date (1987). 1987. Softcover. Glossy card covers. pp (46). Poems in Czech and English. Nicely illustrated. Preface by the translaors. Fine copy of this scarce English translation. Seifert won the Nobel Prize in 1984. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; 16mo .
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Toronto: Key Porter. 2002. First printing. Hardcover. Orange boards. Fine in fine jacket. ; Narrow octavo .
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SINS FOR FATHER KNOX. Translated from the Czech by Kaca Polackova Henley

by SKVORECKY, Josef

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Published
1988
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First printing in English
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Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys. 1988. First printing in English. Softcover. Card covers (not issued in hardcover). Text paper a bit yellowed, light foxing to page edges, upper outer corner of some leaves near middle splayed, VG+ clean and unworn copy otherwise. Ten detective stories, the second of the Lieutenant Boruvka books (but he appears in only… Read more
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THE UPROOTED

by ZINK, Lubor

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Published
1962
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First printing
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Toronto: Longmans Canada. 1962. First printing. Hardcover. Red boards. Page edges yellowed, else fine. Dust jacket rubbing and small chip at spine ends, minor rubbing elsewhere, VG. First novel in English, about refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, written by a much-decorated Czech anti-Nazi fighter and opponent of communism who eventually emigrated to Canada and became… Read more
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DVORAK IN LOVE: a light-hearted dream. Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. (Signed)

by SKVORECKY, Josef

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Published
1986
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First Canadian Edition
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9780886190590
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Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.. 1986. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. 0886190592 . Black boards. Page edges lightly yellowed, else fine in fine jacket. A novel about Anton Dvorak's love affair with America by this Czech-Canadian author.; Octavo .
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SINS FOR FATHER KNOX. Translated from the Czech by Kaca Polackova Henley

by SKVORECKY, Josef

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Published
1989
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First US printing
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9780393025125
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New York: Norton, c1988 [1989]. 1989. First US printing. Hardcover. 0393025128 . Cloth & boards. Fine in fine jacket. Ten detective stories, the second of the Lieutenant Boruvka books (but he appears in only two of the stories). First published in Czech in Toronto in 1973, the first edition in English was published in Toronto in 1988… Read more
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SMETANA

by LARGE, Brian

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Published
1970
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First US Edition
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New York: Praeger. 1970. First US Edition. Hardcover.. Tall octavo, tan cloth. pp (xx), 473 + plates. Music in text, list of works, idex. Small bump to lower outer corners, VG clean copy, no owner marks, in VG jacket. Definitive biography in English of the great Czech composer. .
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BATA: shoemaker to the world

by BATA, Thomas, with Sonja Sinclair) [Tomas Bat'a].

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Published
1990
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First printing
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Toronto: Stoddart. 1990. First printing. Hardcover.. Octavo, blue boards. pp (x), 341 + plates. Index. Small bump to upper outer corners of covers, else fine in jacket. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament':… Read more
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DVORAK IN LOVE: a light-hearted dream. Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. (Signed)

by SKVORECKY, Josef

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Published
1986
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First Canadian Edition
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Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.. 1986. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. 0886190592 . Black boards. Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author (simple ink signature). A novel about Anton Dvorak's love affair with America by this Czech-Canadian author.; Octavo; Signed by Author .
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Osudy legionára / Jozef Hais-Týnecký ; pre slovenskú mládez prelozil Ján Kvietok

by Hais-Týnecký, Josef (1885-1964)

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Published
1923
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First Slovakian edition
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Trnava: Fr. Urbánek. 1923. First Slovakian edition. Hardcover. Small octavo, pp (131). Rebound in plain navy cloth. Text paper yellowed and brittle. VG clean, tight and unworn copy. First published in Czech in Prague in 1919. I believe this is a World War I novel. .
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Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press. 1971. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, pale green printed cloth without dust jacket, as issued. (xii), 225, [3] pp. Bookplate and small ink date to front pastedown, else a fine copy, no marks in text. .
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THE AXE. Translated for the Czech by Marian Sling.

by VACULIK, Ludvik

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Published
1973
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First UK printing
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London: Deutsch. 1973. First UK printing. Hardcover. Red boards. Light soiling to top page edges, faint tanning to inner margins of free endpapers, some quite faint damp stains to covers, else fine. Red jacket has light damp stain to top edge of rear panel, internal damp stains, else fine, unfaded, unclipped. His first book in the UK,… Read more
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ZPEVY Z MODRYCH HOR

by ZLAMAL, Miloslav

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Published
1964
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Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America. 1964. Softcover.. 73 leaves, printed rectos only. Soil spots to covers, VG copy otherwise, and inscribed by the author Toronto, 7 March, 1964. Poetry by this Czech-Canadian author. The title translates as SONGS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.; Octavo. .
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THE TASTE OF POWER. Translated from the Slovak by Paul Stevenson. Foreword by Max Hayward.

by MNACKO, Ladislav

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Published
1967
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First US Edition
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New York: Praeger. 1967. First US Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth. Fine copy. White jacket is near fine, with a few tiny chips, edge nicks. "Ladislav Mnacko, whom the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called 'the Red Hemingway', is the most famous contemporary Slovak writer...Most recent ly, he covered the war in North Vietnam as an official Czech reporter."… Read more
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