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BATA, Thomas, with Sonja Sinclair) [Tomas Bat'a].
BATA: shoemaker to the world
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.
$16.95                          Book Number: 45586                          Order / Enquire

COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF SLAVIC LITERATURES. Translated by Richard Noel Porter and Martin P. Price. Edited, with a Foreword, by George A. Zenkovsky.
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.
$19.95                          Book Number: 14987                          Order / Enquire

Hais-Týnecký, Josef (1885-1964)
Osudy legionára / Jozef Hais-Týnecký ; pre slovenskú mládez prelozil Ján Kvietok
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.
$35.00                          Book Number: 41872                          Order / Enquire

MNACKO, Ladislav
THE TASTE OF POWER. Translated from the Slovak by Paul Stevenson. Foreword by Max Hayward.
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.
$24.95                          Book Number: 4393                          Order / Enquire

DVORAK IN LOVE: a light-hearted dream. Translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. (Signed)
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45008                          Order / Enquire

THE AXE. Translated for the Czech by Marian Sling.
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.
$15.00                          Book Number: 5857                          Order / Enquire

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