2 Volumes. Both oblong 8°. Volume 1: 10 issues bound together with original illustrated cover. 14 pp., 16 pp., 12. pp., 16 pp., , 16 pp., , 14 pp., 4 pp., 22 pp., 25 pp., , 18 pp., 22 pp. (collation complete), all mimeographed text with illustrations within text, bound in a contemporary original binding with illustrated cover and brown linen spine, contemporary pasted-down label with a manuscript number of the volume on the cover, yellow endpapers (Very Good, some minor annotation in pen and pencil in the text, old owner’s signature on the first blank endpaper). Volume 2: 60 pp. mimeographed text (collation complete), bound in a contemporary original binding with illustrated cover and brown linen spine, blue endpapers, contemporary pasted-down photograph with manuscript bordure on the first blank endpaper (Very Good, some minor annotation in pen and pencil in the text, old owner’s signature on the first blank endpaper).
This is an extremely rare complete set of the Slovenian magazine, printed by and for the Pan-Slavic sports club Sokol.
Sokols were a pan-Slavic all-age gymnastics organizations for men and women, founded in Prague, in the Czech region of Austria-Hungary in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš and Jindřich Fügner. The movement soon expanded all over the Slavic countries. The Slovenian Sokol was founded only a year later, in 1863, and continued working until WWII.
These magazines, issued between 1939 and 1941, were written by the members of Sokol as instructions for the organisation of sporting events and competitions, for presentation of exercises and to publish reports on the events inside cluby. It also included patriotic Pan-Slavic poetry and short texts (for example a biography of Masaryk).
The magazine was the only continuously separately issued Yugoslavian Sokol publication. The last number was issued in March 1941, only days before the invasion on Yugoslavia in WWII.
The Fascist occupator replaced the movement with the Italian version of sports club for youth, GILL. Under Yugoslavia, after WWII in 1945, the movement was finally dissolved and replaced with a similar sporting club Pionir, based on a Soviet model.
We could only find one example of the publication (two volumes bound in one) in institutions worldwide (National and University Library of Slovenia).
References: OCLC 444740856.