Komenský about the peace deal of Westphalia, a bibliophile gem made by Svolinský
SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; KOMENSKÝ, Jan: Kšaft umírající matky jednoty bratrské [The Testament of the dying mother, Unity of the brothers]. With 1 original woodcut and typographical design by Karel Svolinský. Hranicích na Morave: 1938
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SVOLINKSÝ, Karel; KOMENSKÝ, Jan: Kšaft umírající matky jednoty bratrské [The Testament of the dying mother, Unity of the brothers]. Published in the 20th anniversary year of the Czechoslovak Republik for the participants of the Congress of Moravian Bibliophiles in Hodonín. With 1 original woodcut and typographical design by Karel Svolinský. Hranicích na Morave: Moravian Bibliophile Society (Družstvo knihtiskárny) 1938. Small-4to. 28 not numbered pages. Original publisher's wrapper with flaps, additional wrapper made of glassine paper.
No. 104 of an unspecified small privat H. C. print for members of the Moravian bibliophile society, numbered by stamp and personally signed by Svolinský on the colophon page. Set in elegant Baskerville, printed according to Svolinský's skillful typographical arrangement with wide margins on a thick mould paper, and most of all illustrated with an striking original woodcut, signed and dated by the artist in the plate, this bibliophile gem containing Komensky's manifest of disappointment about the peace deal of Westphalia (1650) is a collectable item indeed. - The colophone also incorporates a list of Society members including famous book binder KarelDudešek.
Fragile outer wrapper made of glassine paper with one tear and time-stained, otherwise well preserved copy.