Republika. Roč. 1. Č. 1. 5. II. 1919. Roč. 1. Č.2. 19. II. 1919. [First Year No. 1–2.]. Miloslav Novotny, Karel Teige.
Republika. Roč. 1. Č. 1. 5. II. 1919. Roč. 1. Č.2. 19. II. 1919. [First Year No. 1–2.]
Karel Teige’sEarliest Publication    

Republika. Roč. 1. Č. 1. 5. II. 1919. Roč. 1. Č.2. 19. II. 1919. [First Year No. 1–2.]

[Prague]: [Republika], 1919. First edition. First two issues. Illustrated title pages and an additional illustration in each issue. 8; [9–15] [1] p. Folded. Small tear at edge of folding on the first issue. Second issue upper edges are uneven due to opening. Otherwise in very good condition.

First two issues of the extremely scarce Czech avant-garde periodical, with the first publication of Karel Teige. Illustrated by Alois Moravec, Vojtěch Sedláček, Karel Troniček and Jan Rambousek.

The magazine, edited by Miloslav Novotný, was published in ten issues in 1919. The first issue includes the poem Navečer v parku, the earliest publication of Karel Teige (1900–1951), a key figure of the international avant-garde movement.

Miloslav Novotný (1894–1966) was an active member of the Czech literary life and edited several magazines, including Republika.

Extremely scarce, WorldCat locates copies only in Frick, but excluding the first two issues.

Literature: Michalová, R. (2016): Karel Teige: kapitán avantgardy. 597 p.

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Price: €1,000.00