Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Bochoráková-Dittrichová, Helena (1894-1980)

Vyškov [Brno]: Obzina, for Dorbon-Aîné, Paris, 1 October 1930.

Small octavo, first edition in French, one of 310 copies; a graphic novel illustrated with ninety-four woodcuts and text in French; original paper-covered publisher's boards, in a well-preserved original dust jacket with a large woodcut of the author as a babe on the front panel, 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.

The first edition of Bochoráková-Dittrichová's autobiography was printed in an edition of sixty copies only in Czechoslovakia in 1929 under the title, Z Mého Detství , From my Childhood. This French edition came next, followed by an English-language version in 1931. This, her first work, is also the first graphic novel published by a woman.