Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1952. First Polish edition. Softcover. Large quarto. 32 loose plates. Illustrated grey paper portfolio with black and white lettering on the front cover. Photo-illustrated title plate. A scarce and striking collection of early Cold War-era caricatures and satirical political cartoons from a group of Romanian artists. There are a total of 31 individual caricatures finely printed in color collotypes, from various illustrators including Eugen Taru (1913 – 1991), Cik Damadian (1919-1985), Nell Cobar (1915-1993), I. Doru, Rik, N. Jurasco, Adrian Lucaci, Aurel Jiquidi (1896-1962) and sculptor Florin Calafeteanu (b. 1922). Each image is titled and credited at the bottom, and numbered in the top left corner. A number of the plates here, are slightly trimmed and are missing their numbers. The work is the Polish language edition of the scarce Romanian collection titled "Caricatura: Arma de Lupta Pentru Pace". The images presented here all likely date from the early 1950s.
Text in Polish.
Portfolio with rubbing and creasing to extremities, including the hinges of the spine. Interior with a few small closed tears and creasing along the edges of the title plate, and some additional sporadic minor creasing and/or smudges along the edges and/or in the margins of a few other plates. Plates generally clean and bright. Binding in good, interior in very good condition overall. Portfolio protected in modern mylar. Quite scarce. g to vg. Item #47836
*Only two listings of the Polish edition on OCLC, and only one of the original Romanian.