This item on hold pending amendment of California Assembly Bill 1570. The text is in English, French and Czech. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and presumed bound in Czechoslovakia by Edit Press. Black buckram binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with lightly bumped corners. 10.5 x 8 inches. Illustrated pastedowns/FEPs. Unnumbered pages of text and plates. With numerous B&W full-page and half-page plates, all on medium-weight coated stock. The copyright page with an inscription in blue ink to the original owner signed by the artist. On that same page an attractive ex libris label of original owner neatly affixed. Else a clean copy. Full-pictorial DJ, unclipped but with some rubbing and scratching. A Very Good Minus copy in a Very Good Minus DJ. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The late Frantsa Belsky, who was born in Brno in what was then Czechoslovakia, modelled four generations of the Royal Family. His first link with the Royal Family was a model of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1962, and he created a bronze head of the Queen in 1981 for the National Portrait Gallery.
His other works include the Shell Fountain on the South Bank in London and the Triga in Knightsbridge. He completed a series of sculptures of mothers with children, one of which, The Lesson, stands at Bethnal Green.
Belsky was selected by a government panel to create a memorial to Lord Mountbatten of Burma in 1982, three years after he was killed by the IRA. The 9ft statue depicted Mountbatten, the Queen's cousin, in naval uniform as though on the bridge of a ship.
Belsky had also already produced sculptures or portraits of the Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Winston Churchill. His statues of Churchill and President Truman stand in Missouri in the United States.
About the Author:
Fernta Belsky grew up in Prague but left the city in 1938 to study sculpture in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and then the Royal College of Art. Last year he was given the President's Special Medal for Merit in the Czech Republic by President Havel.
Title: Franta Belksy: Sculpture
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good Minus
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Philip Wilson Publishers, 2003. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97713470
Book Description Richter Prague and A. Zwemmer Ltd, 2001. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 1100grams, ISBN:9780302006139. Seller Inventory # 6726556
Book Description Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd 2001-12-11, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Light shelf wear to the cover of the book. The content is in an excellent condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 141417
Book Description Philip Wilson Publishers, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0302006133-2-4
Book Description Philip Wilson Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0302006133. Seller Inventory # Z0302006133Z2
Book Description Zwemmer, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Qto size book, preface by Christopher Lom, SCULPTURE, well illustrated, text English, French, Czech, good to very good in dust jacket; B&W Illustrations; 160 pages. Seller Inventory # 26543
Book Description Zwemmer, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. Zwemmer 1992; Qto hardback in dust jacket, decorative end papers, well illustrated, good to very good. Seller Inventory # 26711
Book Description Richter, Prague and A. Zwemmer Ltd., Great Britain, 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Signed by the author. Light edgewear, slight spine lean. Interior is clean and tight. Seller Inventory # 39957
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Hardback published by Richter, Prague and A. Swemmer Ltd., London, 1992. In good condition with dustwrapper. Message signed Franta. ISBN 0 302 00613 3. A heavy book so may incur extra postal and packing charges. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 22360
Book Description Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, 2001. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9780302006139