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Sly Mike: A Hungarian Story Frances Shire (translator)...

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Shires, Frances (translator). Sly Mike. Budapest: George Vajna, 1937. Limited to 250 copies, of which this is #138. Ten original hand-colored and hand-pressed etchings by Lidia Farkas and Zoltan Poharnok. Farkas (1910-1985) and Poharnok (1905-1976) were both students of noted Hungarian painter Oszkar Glatz (1872-1958). Bound in cream cloth with an embroidered Hungarian folk art design to front cover. Measures approx. 6.5" x 9". Some minor browning to edges of cloth covers. (Far nicer condition than this title is usually found, given its binding of cream cloth.) “A Hungarian folktale about a young man named Sly Mike who leaves home to search for his missing father. After learning that his father is a prisoner in Hades, Sly Mike outsmarts a troupe of demons and gains his father’s freedom as well as the freedom of a beautiful princess who he later marries (OCLC).”
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