Superb map with colour lithos of modernised Czech folk ornaments, 1909

ŠÍMA, Josef: STUDIEN ÜBER NATIONALE STICKEREIEN AUS BÖHMEN, MÄHREN UND DER UNGARISCHEN SLOVAKEI [STUDIES IN NATIONAL EMBROIDERY IN BOHEMIA, MORAVIA AND HUNGARIAN SLOVAKIA]. With 30 multicolour lithographic plates and 19 b/w text illustrations in the enclosed text supplement. Brno: 1909.

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ŠÍMA, Josef: STUDIEN ÜBER NATIONALE STICKEREIEN AUS BÖHMEN, MÄHREN UND DER UNGARISCHEN SLOVAKEI [STUDIES IN NATIONAL EMBROIDERY IN BOHEMIA, MORAVIA AND HUNGARIAN SLOVAKIA]. Eine Sammlung von Zeichnungen zum näheren Bekanntmachen mit dem čechoslavischen Stickereiornament. Enthaltend: Das geometrische Ornament, einige Grundmotive stilisierter Blüten und Beispiele von einfachen sowie auch komplizierteren Bandornamenten, Eckverzierungen und Ornamentfüllungen aus verschiedenen Tachtengebieten. With 30 multicolour lithographic plates and 19 b/w text illustrations in the enclosed text supplement. Brno: Píša („Unie“) 1909. Folio (50:35 cm, plates) und 4to (supplement). 1 not numbered leaf (title), 30 plates; 24 pages. Original publisher's cardboard map on brown stock with cloth spine, multicolour pictorial title printing, as well as 3 hasps.

Extensive collection with striking lithographic plates in bright colours showing fine examples of folkloristic ornaments, nevertheless with modernist approach. Starting with geometric patterns and followed by stylised floral designs, there are also included numerous borders of aprons, corner-pieces in fine open work, simple and ornamental patterns of trimmings, all from national dresses of various regions, presented in correct execution of the designs after original garments, being specially arranged for use in schools of drawing and schools of art-needlework.

Hasps fragmented, spine at front joint with one tear of about 2 cm length, cardboard map at edges and corners slightly bumped and worn, title page with slight stains of former cleaning, some plates minimally finger-stained and browned at edges, generally a well preserved map throuhout, a very rarely offered item indeed.

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Weight 5 kg