Čeští malíři na bojištích našich legií: památce padlých hrdinů [Czech painters on the battle fields of our Legions: in memory of the fallen heroes].

Praha: S. V. U. Mánes, 1921. Quarto (23.2 × 25.6 cm). Original decorative wrappers; 48 pp. of text on coated paper. Ten leaves of tipped-in color plates on toned color stock, and nineteen black-and-white reproductions in the text. About very good; lower spine extremity frayed. Item #6174

[Czechoslovak Legion].

Scarce work about Czech painters who served primarily as Czechoslovak Legion soldiers in France and Italy, edited by the modernist art journal "Nové směry" (New directions). Front wrapper with a striking, unattributed design in the cubist manner. Contains two texts, a Czech translation of Robert de La Sizeranne's work on the new aesthetics of the battle field, and an essay by Otokar Nejedlý on Czech painters' depiction of the French front line. With reproductions of works by V. Beneš, O. Nejedlý, O. Koníček, L. Šíma, R. Kremlička, and others.

Scarce; KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Czech National Library.

Price: €140.00