Die Kluge Bauerntochter
Plzen, Czechoslovakia: NAVA [Publishing House]. Vojt ch Kubašta. Boards. [MOVABLE BOOK] [JUVENILE]. Vojt ch Kubašta, illustrator and paper engineer.
English: The Peasant’s Wise Daughter
8vo (8” x 10 ¼”); 5 color pop-up plates with some movable tabs; glazed color pictorial boards; fine. ISBN: 80-85254-03-4. OCLC does not locate any copies. Fine. Item #1714
A version of one of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales first published in Germany in 1815, and quickly adopted into Bohemian culture. Vojt ch Kubašta (1914-1992) was a paper engineer and artist who was born in Vienna but moved with his family to Prague in 1918. Educated as an architect and civil engineer, his love was illustration and book design. Under Communism, the publishing industry was nationalized and Kubašta found work in advertising Czech products abroad. Artia, the Prague-based Czech national publishing company, published Little Red Riding Hood, his first pop-up children’s book in 1956.