Dílo Josefa Draho ovského [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]: Cadík, Jindrich (Text by); Jean ... Dílo Josefa Draho ovského [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]: Cadík, Jindrich (Text by); Jean ... Dílo Josefa Draho ovského [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]: Cadík, Jindrich (Text by); Jean ...

Dílo Josefa Draho ovského [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

Cadík, Jindrich (Text by); Jean Babelon (Preface by); J. Drahhonovsky (Epilogue by)

Published by Vladimír ?ike?, Praha (Prague), 1933
Condition: g+ to vg Soft cover
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1/500. Large quarto. 310, [4]pp. Contemporary three-quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Photo-illustrated title page in red and black lettering. Decorative initials. Original wrappers bound in at rear. This scarce work provides a vivid picture of the life and work of Josef Draho ovský, an outstanding and major figure in glass art in the 20th century. He specialized in glass sculpture and his designs, many of them engraved in exquisite detail, are unequaled to this day. This elegant volume is delightfully illustrated throughout with 65 full-page duo tone photographic reproductions showing some of the artist's masterpieces. Includes a full-page photographic reproduction of Drahhonovsky at work, signed by him below image in blue ink. The first 22 plates (numbered 1-21a) depict the artist's sculptural work. The following 43 plates (numbered 22-64) show images of magnificent glass art pieces. Each plate is captioned in Czech, French, English, and German. Foreword by Jean Babelon in French and Czech. Main text in Czech. Printed on letterpress. Moderate and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 24092

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Title: Dílo Josefa Draho ovského [SIGNED BY THE ...

Publisher: Vladimír ?ike?, Praha (Prague)

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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