Gorgeously designed 4th annual of the American College, Sofia, 1931

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SOFIA, Ed.: BOR 1931 [Annual]. Fourth Volume. With 7 coloured woodcut plates (where of 1 illustrated title page) protected by paper guards, 3 colour facsimiles of calligraphed pages, as well as numerous, mainly photographic illustrations. Sofia: Self published (Royal Printing House), s.a. [1931].

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SOFIA, Ed.: BOR 1931 [Annual]. Fourth Volume. Published by the students of the American college of Sofia. With 7 coloured woodcut plates (where of 1 illustrated title page) protected by paper guards, 3 colour facsimiles of calligraphed pages, as well as numerous, mainly photographic illustrations. Sofia: Self published (Royal Bulgarian Printing House), s.a. [1931].

4to. 146 [14] pages. Colour woodcut, cliché, letterpress, bound in original ruby red cloth with silver-coloured illustrated title printing.

Gorgeously designed 4th annual of the American College, Sofia, a prestigious institution founded in 1928 and existing still today, strikingly composed with pictorial elements and richly illustrated throughout.

Contents: The almanac contains a photo documentation of the newly built campus near Simeonovo (in the Vithosha district south of Sofia), presentations of the administration, faculty and students (seniors, classes of girls and boys), as well as group pictures of student's representing different activities like charity work, debating, dramatics, music and athletics. A small chapter is dedicated to student's poetry in Bulgarian language.

Illustration: Present album is elegantly type-faced and printed using clichés with ornamental frames, and it is illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions. They mainly show portraits of faculty members, alumnis and students, as well as the campus and different school buildings.

Condition: Cover slightly bumped at edges and corners, in parts sun-stained and with little war, otherwise very well preserved copy indeed.

Rarity: Of outstanding rarity, OCLC/WorldCat and RBH show no copies at all in institutions and at auction, not of the present and not of any of the school's almanacs.

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Weight 2 kg