Josef Hora’s leftist poems, designed by Muzika
Josef HORA; František MUZIKA: Nebe nad Slovenskem [Heaven above Slovakia]. Frontispiece and book design by František Muzika. Prague: 1935.
HORA, Josef; MUZIKA František: Nebe nad Slovenskem [Heaven above Slovakia]. Frontispiece and book design by František Muzika. Prague: Borový (Reyl) 1935. 8vo. 13,  p. Original publisher’s thread-stiched wrapper on cream stock, in original publisher’s dust wrapper made of thick frottage paper.
First edition of this collection with poems by Czech leftist poet, translator of Russian literature (e.g. Jessenin and Pasternak) as well as literary critic Josef Hora (1891-1945), member of the eminent, Prague based »Devětsil« avant-garde group and also contributor to the magazine »Plán«. Hora’s books were designed by some of the most reknown modernist book artists like Josef Čapek, Vít Obrtel and František Muzika, who created this distinctively sober and elegantly reduced cover and also contributed an illustration to this edition, showing a surrealist landscape. – Attached is the editor’s new year’s greeting card probably designed by Muzika, produced on the occasion of this publication.
Dust wrapper very slightly worn, front paper with small pasted library label, end papers partly time-stained, otherwise fine copy of this special edition, printed on Holland Van Gelder paper.