Praha. Photographs by Josef Sudek. Melantrich A.S., Prague, 1929. 12 pp. text + plates. Quarto. First edition. Clothbound. 120 gravure reproductions. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Texts in Czech with summaries in French, English and German.
Sudek's first monograph takes an intimate look Prague, which would remain a preferred subject throughout his long career. The book is divided into seven sections, each focusing on a different locale in and around the city, and each with an accompanying text: Prague Castle (seven photographs); St. Vitus Cathedral(seventeen photographs); Mala Stranan and Hradcany (twenty-four photographs); The old city of Prague (sixteen photographs); The new town and Vysehrad (sixteen photographs); Modern Prague (sixteen photographs); and the suburbs of Prague.
Near Fine- with some discoloration to upper corner and extremities; jacket with loss to spine area; wear and small tears to upper edges; 2.5 in./6 cm tear to front panel.