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Pohádky O Princeznách  [The Fairy Tale Princesses], Businský, Vladimír
1 Businský, Vladimír Pohádky O Princeznách [The Fairy Tale Princesses]
Praha [Prague] Jaroslav Tožicka 1945 Hardcover Very Good + Otto Ušák 
Illustrated Czech fairy tale book containing three stories: Potrestaná pýcha [Pride punished], O chytré princeznę [The Clever Princess] and Cerná princezna [Black Princess]. Illustrated throughout by Otto Ušák in colour and sepia tones there are five colour plates and each page is nicely decorated with a peach coloured border of animals, birds, castles and crowns. Illustrated peach coloured end papers. 92pp; 4to / 25x19 cm. Blue cloth backstrip with illustrated paper covered boards. Small publishers stamp on one of the prelims. Corners very slightly bumped, the overall condition is very good approaching fine. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Napipi the Chicken and His Friends / Kure Napipi a Jeho Pratele, Ondrej Sekora
2 Ondrej Sekora Napipi the Chicken and His Friends / Kure Napipi a Jeho Pratele
Prague Josef Hokr Very Good O. Sekora 
This Czech children's book was written and illustrated by Ondrej Sekora. It is a charming book, with 11 full page colour illustrations and black and white line illustrations on most of the 70 pages. The illustrations are all of children and animals, including: pigs, chickens, dogs, hedge hogs etc. The front cover (see photo) has a full size colour illustrated front board with yellow cloth backstrip and the front and rear end papers are also illustrated in full colour. For those not familiar with Sekora, he is very well known within the Czech Republic as an illustrator of children's books, particularly during the 1930s and 40s. As far as I am aware, his work has not been translated much outside of eastern Europe, which is a great shame as his illustrations are really wonderful and full of character. His work was commemorated on a Czech postage stamp in 1999. Condition: Binding: Original boards with very minor rubbing to edges and one worn corner to lower front. Clean with minimal marking for age. Interior: Handwritten inscription on Frontispiece, dated 1946,No browning, foxing or marks. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Cunning Little Vixen, Tesnohlidek, Rudolf; Illustrated By Maurice Sendak
3 Tesnohlidek, Rudolf; Illustrated By Maurice Sendak The Cunning Little Vixen
London The Bodley Head 1986 First Thus Cloth Fine Fine Jacket Maurice Sendak 
First UK edition. Translated from the classic Czech novel, The Cunning Little Vixen explores the human - animal relationship between the two central characters - a forester and the Vixen of the title. This edition is beautifully illustrated in colour by Sendak. Maurice Sendak won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for book illustration in 1970 and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for illustration in 1983. Olive green cloth boards with gilt titling to backstrip. Illustrated end papers of insects / bugs. 187 pp. Very slight sunning to spine of dust jacket with small piece of archival tape to the inside reinforcing a nick to the top of the dj spine. Otherwise everything is Fine. DJ now protected in archival quality cover. 8vo - over 7ľ" - 9ľ" tall. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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