Czech leftist novel with »picture poem« dust-wrapper by Štyrský
Alfred FUCHS; Jindřich ŠTYRSKÝ; Ladislav SUTAR: Oltář a rotačka. [Altar and offset printing machine]. Dust wrapper design by Jindřich Štyrský. Cover design by Ladislav Sutnar. Prague: 1930.
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FUCHS, Alfred; ŠTYRSKÝ, Jindřich; SUTAR, Ladislav: Oltář a rotačka. Román. [Altar and offset printing machine]. Dust wrapper design by Jindřich Štyrský. Cover design by Ladislav Sutnar. Typography by F.[rantišek] J. Müller. (= Pyramida, 10). Prague: Sfinx - Janda (Müller) 1930. 8vo. 391,  p. Original publisher's cloth with decorative title printing on front board and spine, in original publisher's pictorial dust wrapper (with printed sign. „Štyrský“).
First edition of this novel by Czech writer, journalist and translator from German (e.g. Heinrich Heine and Max Brod) Alfred Fuchs, who was murdered by the Nazis in KZ-Dachau in 1941. Štyrský’s striking design for the dust wrapper shows a »picture poem«, typical for the style of the »Devětsil« group, consisting of contrastive photomontage, typographic arrangement and geometric background elements.
Spine of jacket slightly bleached, edges slightly bumped, book block somewhat tilted, otherwise fine copy.
Vloemans: 2012, cat. no. 175 (with coloured ill).