Petr Bezruč’s »Silesian Songs« as illustrated bibliophile edition, 1931

Petr BEZRUČ; Marie MRKVIČKOVÁ-HLOBILOVÁ: Na opavsku. Básník. [To Opava. The Poet]. With 3 original woodcuts by Marie-Hlobilová Mrkvičková. Ostrava: 1931.

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BEZRUČ, Petr; MRKVIČKOVÁ-HLOBILOVÁ, Marie: Na opavsku. Básník. [To Opava. The Poet]. Fourth and fifth chapter of the Silesian Number [Pátý šestý oddíl Slezského císla]. With 3 original woodcuts by Marie-Hlobilová Mrkvičková. Ostrava: Moravian Bibliophile and Ex Libris Society (Družstva knihtiskárny, Hranicích) 1931. Small-4to. 28 not numbered pages. Original publisher's wrapper with flaps, additional wrapper made of glassine paper.

One of 151 copies of this bibliophile edition containing two chapters of famous proletarian poet and prose writer Petr Bezruč's (1867-1958) major work »Silesian Songs« (1909), printed on Zerkall paper. Published on occasion of the 4th annual meeting of the Moravian Bibliophile and Ex Libris Society in 1931, this well made edition also contains three original expressive woodcuts by Czech painter and graphic artist Marie-Hlobilová Mrkvičková.

Fragile outer wrapper made of glassine paper occasionally with small tears, otherwise well preserved copy of this attractive edition.

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Weight 1 kg