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A complete year of a Croatian intellectual and cultural magazine Hrvatska revija, which was later banned under Yugoslavia after WWII, bound in a fine binding by a Zagreb-based bookbinder.

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2 volumes, both 4°, bound in contemporary red full calf, blue and gilt monograms and gilt embossed lines on the cover, spine with raised bands, embossed lines, gilt embossed lines and gilt embossed titles, faux vellum free endpapers and faux vellum pastedowns with gilt embosses lines on turn-ins, gilt top edge. Vol. 1, with issues 1-6: [3] blank, VI index, [1] blank, 336 pp. with black and white illustrations within text and with 15 interleaved sheets with black and white illustrations, [3] blank. Vol. 2, with issues 6-12: [3] blank, VI index, [1] blank, pp. 337-672 with black and white illustrations within text and with 11 inteleaved sheets with black and white illustrations and 1 colour illustration, [3] blank. (In a good condition, some minor foxing to some of the pages).


The complete set of 1936 issues of a Croatian magazine Hrvatska revija was contemporary bound in two volumes The magazine was published by a non-governmental organization Matica Hrvatska, an association of authors, intellectuals and artists, based in Zagreb. It includes numberless first-publications of poems and texts by famous authors, translations of contemporary foreign authors, images of contemporary art, and articles on the Croatian theatre. An influence of the contemporary political situation can be noticed in the texts. 
The magazine was published from 1928 until the end of WWII, when it was banned by the new Communist government. From 1951 until 1991, the magazine was published abroad by Croatian émigrés. 1951-1966 in Buenos Aires, 1966-1967 in Paris, 1967-1978 in Munich, and from 1978-1991 in Munich and Barcelona. Since the Croatian independence in 1991 the magazine has been published by Matica Hrvatska, in Zagreb. 
The unique fine calf bindings were made by a Zagreb-based bookbinder Štromar.
References: OCLC 11881556.

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