Prague: Svet Publishing House, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. 171/300. Oblong Octavo (8 x 12 3/4"). Unpaginated. Original brown paper-covered boards in Japanese stab binding with black, silver and blind-stamped lettering on cover, black and silver on spine; housed in plain cardboard slipcase with blind-stamped lettering. Small printed white hand-numbered paper slip bound in and hand-numbered on colophon at rear.
"This bibliophile edition (in a print run of 300 numbered copies) of the working album with small contact photographs, which Frantisek Drtikol (1883–1961) assembled himself, is another addition to the Drtikol library of the Svet publishing house... The original album consists of eighty-three pages, of which seventy-nine are filled with 973 photographs, Drtikol notes and twenty pencil sketches of photographic compositions... It also constitutes an important, comprehensive overview of his work from the late 1920s and early 1930s.... The format of the publication is identical to that of the original. We have preserved unchanged the charm and elegance of Drtikol's notes in the album, made in ordinary and red pencil..." (Stanislav Dolezal). Graphic design by Radana Lencova with an essay by Anna Farova. Published with a generous contribution from Anna Farova. Printed on Toccata mat paper, 250 g/m. Text in Czech and English. Fine condition. Item #49522