Sup, román.

Praha: Druzstevní práce [Orbis], 1931.

Octavo (19 x 14 cm.), 355, [4] pages. Stated fourth printing, "Ctvrté vydání”, one of five hundred copies printed. The colophon states there were cloth and leather binding issues, but does not state the number of each. Originally published in 1919, Sup was one of the first works (and I believe the first novel) of Emil Vachek, journalist, playwright and novelist, and inventor of the Czech detective story. This later edition was issue in the prestigious and design-wise ground breaking Druzstevní práce by Orbis. The series was overseen by the great Ladislav Sutnar, who also contributed the typographical design for each volume. Fine in full cream-colored calf with gilt decorative design by Josef Kaplicky, Czech sculptor, generally in a social realist style, and father of the significant architect Jan Kaplicky. Signed on a preliminary leaf by the author. [OCLC locates only one copy of this issue (National Library the Czech Republic), and five copies with similar pagination, but carrying the Sfinx imprint (none of either imprint in the U.S.)].

Price: $500.00