MACHAR, Josef Svatopluk; KUPKA, Frantisek: Rom. Geschrieben 1906-1907. [Rome. Written 1906-1907]. From the Czech into German by Emil Saudek. Typografic design of title page by Frantisek Kupka. Prague: Grosman & Svoboda (Leschinger) 1908. 8vo. 368,  p. Original publisher’s cloth cover with green end papers showing floral design and marbled cut.
First German edition of Machar’s travel accounts with sociocritical note, published in Prague with an extraordinary cloth cover of shining, intensive blue and gilt coinage, showing typical secessionist typography and framing, as well as with a particularly strong typografical design of the title page by Frantisek Kupka, one of the most famous Czech painters of the 20th century.
Front joint broken, cover especially at edges and corners slightly worn, otherwise fine copy.