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Lot 197:

THE FRENCH BATTLEFIELDS BY OTAKAR NEJEDLY

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A complete portfolio titled ‘The French Battlefields of the Czechoslovak Legies’ featuring artwork by a famous Czech painter Otakar Nejedly (1883 – 1957). The edition includes eight tissue-protected numbered color reproductions set on cardboard plates, illustrating the places where the Czechoslovakian legions fought during World War I. Nejedly was sent to France in 1919 on a mission to document these places. The portfolio also has a title sheet and a preface in three different languages, English, Czech, and French. Each preface is one page long and features brief descriptions of every illustration. The set comes with an Illustrated cardboard cover with ties. Published by Druzina Ceskoslovenskych Legionaru in 1920, approximately 13.5 x 20 inches overall mounting board size.

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