This lot consists of three books illustrated by the Czech photographer Jan Lucas: Fontane di Roma (shown); Moscow; and Greece.
Fontane di Roma. Jan Lukas. Essay by Oldrich J. Blazicek. Artia, Praha, 1965. First edition. Quarto. Photo-illustrated cloth (with an almost abstract photograph of a waterfall from a fountain)in photo-illustrated dustjacket.
19 pp. text + a lengthy selection of gravure photographs by Lukas printed in a variety of sizes and layouts. A fine copy save for light stippled discoloration along top edge of both covers; near fine dustjacket with four small closed edge tears at bottom of rear panel and at top hinges of spine.
Moscow. Jan Lukas. With an Introduction by Alexander Werth. Spring Books, London, 1963. First edition. Large quarto. Gilt-lettered cloth. Introduction + 2 color plates + 157 gravure plates of life in Moscow, including images of street scenes and architecture, visitors to museums, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi, chessplayers in Gorki Park, window displays, etc. A very good copy; spine and two inches at top edge of back cover slightly faded, covers slightly splayed, and a small red star-shaped ink stamp on front end paper.
Greece, Greichenland, La Grece. Text by Edward Valenta. Photographs by Jan Lukas. Artia, Prague, n.d. (circa 1950's - 1960's). First edition. Small quarto. Decorated cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 21 pp. + 78 plates
(seventy in gravure and eight in well-printed halftone color) showing the people, activities and sites of modern Greece, including images showing the proud remains of its ancient past. A very good copy; edges of cloth faded; edges of dustjacket with some rubbing and chips; some small marks or nicks on jacket illustration. In clear glassine.