Čapek’s poster art, covering the Czech edition of Macaulay’s »Dangerous Ages«, 1926

MACAULAY, Rose; ČAPEK, Josef: Nebezpečná stáří. Roman. [Dangerous Ages, 1921]. Cover design by Josef Čapek. Prague: 1926.

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MACAULAY, Rose; ČAPEK, Josef: Nebezpečná stáří. Roman. [Dangerous Ages, 1921]. Cover design by Josef Čapek. (= Románová knihovna Aventina, 35). Prague: Aventinum (Obziny) 1926.

8vo. 214, [6] p. Original publisher's pictorial wrapper.

First Czech edition of this award-winning novel of English feminist writer Rose Macaulay.

Content: Čapek’s primitivist cover for this series of books of Aventina, executed as a multicolour linocut, is using the aestethics of poster design, consisting of sharp forms and filled with intensive and constrative colours.

Condition: Edges of cover slightly bumped and worn, paper somewhat time-stained, otherwise very fine copy of this fragile paperback, particularily rare in such a good condition.

Reference: Dana 1995, 13 (for another cover of Čapek with a similar style and technique).

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Weight 1 kg