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  • BATA, Thomas, with Sonja Sinclair) [Tomas Bat'a].
    BATA: shoemaker to the world

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Stoddart, 1990. Octavo, blue boards. pp (x), 341 + plates. Index. Small bump to upper outer corners of covers, else fine in jacket. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving living standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money." Bata immigrated to Canada after the war and established a shoemaking empire that now employs 70000 people worldwide.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 45586
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  • CIZEVSKIJ, Dmitrij
    COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF SLAVIC LITERATURES. Translated by Richard Noel Porter and Martin P. Price. Edited, with a Foreword, by George A. Zenkovsky.

    Edition: First American edition

    Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, 1971. Octavo, pale green printed cloth without dust jacket, as issued. (xii), 225, [3] pp. Bookplate and small ink date to front pastedown, else a fine copy, no marks in text.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14987
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  • SKVORECKY, Josef
    DVORAK IN LOVE: a light-hearted dream. Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. (Signed)

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986. Black boards. Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author (simple ink signature). A novel about Anton Dvorak's love affair with America by this Czech-Canadian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45008
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  • SKVORECKY, Josef
    DVORAK IN LOVE: a light-hearted dream. Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. (Signed)

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986. Black boards. Page edges lightly yellowed, else fine in fine jacket. A novel about Anton Dvorak's love affair with America by this Czech-Canadian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48885
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  • Hais-Týnecký, Josef (1885-1964)
    Osudy legionára / Jozef Hais-Týnecký ; pre slovenskú mládez prelozil Ján Kvietok

    Edition: First Slovakian edition

    Trnava: Fr. Urbánek, 1923. Small octavo, pp (131). Rebound in plain navy cloth. Text paper yellowed and brittle. VG clean, tight and unworn copy. First published in Czech in Prague in 1919. I believe this is a World War I novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41872
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  • SKVORECKY, Josef
    SINS FOR FATHER KNOX. Translated from the Czech by Kaca Polackova Henley

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Norton, c1988 [1989]. Cloth & boards. Fine in fine jacket. Ten detective stories, the second of the Lieutenant Boruvka books (but he appears in only two of the stories). First published in Czech in Toronto in 1973, the first edition in English was published in Toronto in 1988 (in paper only).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48886
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  • SKVORECKY, Josef
    SINS FOR FATHER KNOX. Translated from the Czech by Kaca Polackova Henley

    Edition: First printing in English

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1988. Card covers (not issued in hardcover). Text paper a bit yellowed, light foxing to page edges, upper outer corner of some leaves near middle splayed, VG+ clean and unworn copy otherwise. Ten detective stories, the second of the Lieutenant Boruvka books (but he appears in only two of the stories). First published in Czech in Toronto in 1973.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 49444
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  • LARGE, Brian
    SMETANA

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Praeger, 1970. Tall octavo, tan cloth. pp (xx), 473 + plates. Music in text, list of works, idex. Small bump to lower outer corners, VG clean copy, no owner marks, in VG jacket. Definitive biography in English of the great Czech composer.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 46306
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  • VACULIK, Ludvik
    THE AXE. Translated for the Czech by Marian Sling.

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Deutsch, 1973. Red boards. Light soiling to top page edges, faint tanning to inner margins of free endpapers, some quite faint damp stains to covers, else fine. Red jacket has light damp stain to top edge of rear panel, internal damp stains, else fine, unfaded, unclipped. His first book in the UK, a novel. Vaculik was one of the chief architects of the "2000 Words" manifesto which lead up to the Prague Spring of 1968.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5857
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  • Iggers, Wilma Abeles, editor
    The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: A Historical Reader.

    Edition: First edition.

    Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1992. Brown cloth. pp 411. Bibliography, glossary, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50986
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  • MNACKO, Ladislav
    THE TASTE OF POWER. Translated from the Slovak by Paul Stevenson. Foreword by Max Hayward.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Praeger, 1967. Black cloth. Fine copy. White jacket is near fine, with a few tiny chips, edge nicks. "Ladislav Mnacko, whom the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called 'the Red Hemingway', is the most famous contemporary Slovak writer...Most recent ly, he covered the war in North Vietnam as an official Czech reporter." - from the jacket. His first book in the US, a novel critical of the Communist hierarchy in Czechoslovakia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 4393
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  • THE UPROOTED by ZINK, Lubor
    ZINK, Lubor
    THE UPROOTED

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Longmans Canada, 1962. Red boards. Page edges yellowed, else fine. Dust jacket rubbing and small chip at spine ends, minor rubbing elsewhere, VG. First novel in English, about refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, written by a much-decorated Czech anti-Nazi fighter and opponent of communism who eventually emigrated to Canada and became a noted journalist and ardent Cold Warrior who slipped very deeply into a reactionary, paranoid well. He opposed liberals, Trudeau (a "crypto-Communist'), and federal social welfare programs including medicare.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48991
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