prague: Präsidium der k. k. Polizeidirektion, 1917. In contemporary half cloth. Very nic copy.
The alphabetical directory includes the brief biographies and portraits of people accused of engaging in treasonous activities against the Austro-Hungarian Empire during WWI.
The list features two of the future presidents of the First Czechoslovak Republic, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937) and Edvard Beneš (1884–1948), as well as the author of The Good Soldier Švejk Jaroslav Hašek (1883–1923), among others. Besides, it also includes James Joyce (1882–1941), listed as “politically suspicious” person living in Zürich.
Most probably, Joyce was put on the list because the Tyrolean censors were unable to determine his origin and his actual occupation when monitoring his correspondence with his sister Eileen, who was living in Prague at that time.