LEGENDA O CESKEM SKLE, by Antonin Langhamer - 1999 [1st Ed]
Legenda o Ceskem Skle
by Antonin Langhamer
A magnificent documented tale about glassmaking in Bohemia from the beginning of its story before the 1000s, to the actual industrial production, and finally return to private creation after the fall of the totalitarian regime. Associating splendid pictures of some of the most beautiful examples of Bohemian glassmaking, with a documented historical text of great accuracy, this remarkable volume takes the reader on a journey covering every step of the long legend of glass art in the Czech Republic. Each full-color illustration is documented with a caption in this priceless guide to the history of a centuries-old art. 292 pages. 9 x 13.25 inches.
FIRST EDITION. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs and drawings, all captioned. Text in Czech. Appendix includes, all in English and German, a brief history of the time periods discussed in the volume, a brief description of illustrations and pictures, and a list of names and places.
Published by: Tigris, Zlin, Czech Republic, 1999.
Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 8086062023
- Volume displays minimal overall wear from slight rubbing of edges on covers with an intact interior.
- Handsome green marble covers feature title in gilt on front, and shows some slight rubbing and scuffs to edges and corners.
- Corners are lightly bumped.
- Spine features text in gilt and displays mild bumping and softening to ends.
- Binding is secure with minimal play.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges have a barely perceptible scuff at head.
- DJ is in nice condition displaying minor edgewear from rubbing. (See photos)
- Coating on the paper has a glaring imperfection. The DJ itself exhibits minimal creasing but the coating creates prominent lines on the front, back and shoulders.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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