Prague: Druzstveni Prace, 1932
20.4 x 13cm, 678pp in green wrap around paper covers. Loose gathered signatures. First edition thus of this translation of the popular collection of courtly tales – here illustrated by Toyen throughout within a typographic design by Sutnar. A perfect vehicle for the surrealist’s mildly arousing line drawings which brings out the inferred sexuality within the stories. One of 5,350 copies. The green covers are faded heavily on the thick side (spine) and worn in parts with reinforcing and repairs professionally carried out. Internally the pages are mostly uncut (apart from the first few pages where after the reader has given up) and in near fine condition. Scarce.
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