Jean Gionos »Regain« illustrated by Toyen, 1933

Jean GIONO; TOYEN: Hlasy země. Cover design and frontispiece with lithography by Toyen. Prague: 1933.

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GIONO, Jean; TOYEN: Hlasy země. Translated by Jaroslav Zaorálek. Cover design and frontispiece with lithography by Toyen. (= Symposion, 60). Prague: Symposion (Procházka) 1933. 8vo. 202, [1] p. Original publisher's cloth.

First Czech edition of this early novel by French writer Jean Giono, originally published in 1930 under the title „Regain“. The volume appeared in Rudolf Škeříks »Symposion«, an edition dedicated to modern foreign literature and criticism in translation and designed by numerous protagonists of Czech avant-garde. The cover vignette and frontispiece for this volume were designed by Toyen (i.e. Marie Čermínová), contrasting Gionos love for nature (ear) and surrealist visual aesthetics. - Pictorial Exlibris signed „F. Rady“ on title leaf verso.

No dust wrapper, as published. Very fine copy indeed.

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Weight 1 kg