Early Album on Croatian Sokol, 1906
BUČAR, Franjo (Red.): I. Hrvatskog svesokolskog slet u Zagrebu. Dne 2.-3. Rujna 1906 [1st Croatian Sokol meeting in Zagreb. 2nd and 3rd September 1906].
BUČAR, Franjo (Red.): I. Hrvatskog svesokolskog slet u Zagrebu. Dne 2.-3. Rujna 1906 [1st Croatian Sokol meeting in Zagreb. 2nd and 3rd September 1906]. Izdao: »Savez Hrvatskog sokolskih društava«. [Edited by the »Union of Croation Sokol societies«.] Spomen spis [Commemorative album]. With ca. 120 b/w illustrations, whereof 5 full-paged and an illustrated title-page designed in Art Déco-style by C.[amil] V.[ladislav] Muttich. Zagreb: Dioničke Tiskara 1906.
4°. 117  S. Original publisher’s grey cloth cover with illustrated title printing on boards and spine in red and blue.
Contents, Illustration: Profusely illustrated commemorative album on occasion of the first meeting of the Croatian branch of Sokol, the panslavic youth sports movement arising as an expression of national consciousness among the Slavic peoples in Central-, Eastern- and South Eastern Europe in the 2nd half of the 19th century. The photographies show, among others, portraits of personalities (sportsmen, as well as administrators and financiers) supporting the Croation Sokol movement as well as teams, sceneries of sports events as well as tables with statistics.
Condition: Title page with dedication, cover very slightly worn and stained, inside very slightly finger-stained, otherwise very fine copy of this hard to find early and important document of Croatian sports, attractively designed with ornamental elements like frames, initials and vignettes in Art Déco-style.