Bratislava: Tatran, 1954. Hardbound. Beige flax/boards with blue decoration and lettering. No dust jacket. Unpaginated  with bw illus. numbered from 266-654 and 40 tipped-in color plates. With place-holder ribbon. Good: A 2-inch stain on front cover at upper gutter and foxing to right part of front cover; binding loosening between ffep and half title; pages clean with no extraneous marks, chips or tears. Light age toning to fore edges of thick grey backing paper of color plates. All in all, a nice, clean, tight copy. Item #106339
Text in German. Volume 2 only of a 2-volume set featuring Slovakian folk art. The first volume centered on architecture, costumes, and embroideries. This volume covers ceramics, carvings/sculpture, and paintings. Each item is pictured with its title/suject, locality, and approximate year made. A list of illustrations in back provides further information about each piece. The ceramics are mostly functional vessels and figurines; the carvings and sculptures include many religious themes; and the paintings show both religious and royal images. Very whimsical and colorful, also giving an idea of bits of daily life/society in Slovakia of that Era.
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