Folk-toys / Les jouets populaires by Emanuel Hercik 1951 Illustrated Catalog/Study of Czechoslovakian & World Toys ~ Czech ~ Slovak


Title: Folk-toys / Les jouets populaires

Author: Emanuel Hercik
Illustrator: Emanuel Hercik, Oldrich Menhart

Description: Beige cloth boards with brown lettering on spine and pictorial on front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows some light spotting on spine; light discoloration along top edge of front panel; in archival mylar sleeve. 66+175 pages. 30 x 22 cm. Text in English and French.

A beautifully illustrated study of mostly Czechoslovak folk-toys (prehistoric, medieval and contemporary), but also with some folk-toys from around the world for comparison. 175 pages of brightly colored illustrations. 66 pages of text. Cover designed by the Czech typographer Oldrich Menhart.

The author, Emanuel Hercik, had studied and collected Czechoslovak folk-toys since 1919 and pursed a first-hand familiarity with the centers of production in his country. He made illustrations of them, recording their coloration, and published this volume in order to preserve what he recognized to be the ephemeral nature of children's playthings.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: ARTIA
Place: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Year: 1951

Language: English & French

Keywords: Oldrich Menhart, Czechoslovakia, Czech, Slovak, ethnography, ethnographic, children's toys, toys,

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