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Yugoslavia – Yugoslavian Imprints

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Described on this page are copies of miniature books in the Smith Collection published by a press in a country other than the United States.

Yugoslavian Imprints

Andrusko, Karoly. Arezzo. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1981. 2-1/8″ x 1-1/2″. Colophon: Edition of 300 copies bound in wine colored fabricoid with the title and author’s name gold stamped on the front cover and spine. This is an illustration book that contains scenes from the Italian town of Arezzo printed in black from woodcuts. It was printed for the following ex libris Congress held in Arezzo.

Miladinov, Konstantin. Pesni. Varnyu Gyorgy, n.d.

Andrusko, Karoly. Koncz Istvan 50 Eves. Senta, Yugoslavia,Varnyu Gyorgy, 1982. 39pp. 1-15/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: Edition of 400 copies bound in brown fabricoid with the title and author’s name gold stamped on the front cover and spine. This book is dedicated to the author’s friend, Istvan Koncz, the well-known Hungarian actor, in honor of his 50th Birthday. This is an illustration book printed in black from original woodblocks.

Milenkovic, Andreja. Postanske Marke. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 1981. 240pp. 2″ x 1-1/2″. Colophon: A black and white portrait of Andreja Milenkovic. Text contains 99 color reproductions of Yugoslavian postage stamps designed by the author. Bound in red synthetic over boards with the author and year of publication gold stamped on the front cover and spine.

Tumaric, Mica M. Desno Od Pametl: A Jozan Esztol Jobbra. Ada, Yugoslavia, Humoristickl Zapisi, 1982.

Andrusko, Karoly. Na Tihof Obali Tise. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1982. Edition of 150 copies.

Sekelj, Tibor. The World of Tibor Sekelj. 5 vol. Subotica, Yugoslavia, Esperanto Society, 1983. Edition of 1000 copies. Includes Presentation pamphlet for series.

Vojnovic, Bora. Images of India (Slike iz Indije). 2 vol. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 1983. 120 pp., 46 mm x 42 mm x and 23 mm x 22 mm. Colophon: Linen finish boards, green goil stamped. Short introductory text and impression in English, Serbo-Croat and Hungarian. Issued to homour the Seventh Summit of the Nonaligned Nations in 1983 in Ne Delhi. Photographs from India by B. Vojnovic. A set of two books in 2 sizes.

Andrusko, Karoly. Oktobar Mali Idos Kishegyes. Kollar Lajos, 1984. 2-3/8″ x 1-13/16″. Colophon: Bound in red fabricoid with the title and author gold stamped on the front cover and spine. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title and author printed in gold on the spine and front cover. An illustration is also printed in gold on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Potisje Ada. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1981. 2″ x 1-11/16″. Colophon: Edition of 300 copies bound in dark blue fabricoid with the title gold stamped on the front cover and the author’s name gold stamped on both the front cover and spine. This is an illustration book that contains woodcuts printed in black that show scenes from the big autolathe factory and type of work done there.

Bergani, Evgen. Olympic Posters. Miniature reproductions in color of 34 Olympic posters, 1896-1984.

Andrusko, Koroly. Holloko. Varnyu Gyorgy, 1981. 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″. Colophon: Edition of one hundred copies printed form the original woodblocks engraved by the artist and printed by hand. Holloko is the name of the little village in Hungary in the Matra Mountains near the Russian border. The famous procelain factory, Hollohaza, is nearby. Bound in a wine colored leatherette with the title (and author’s name on front cover) gold stamped on the spine and front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. New York Panorama. 1984. 1 2/8″ x 1 ¾”. Linocut printed by hand, a fold-out view of New York City.

Znidersic, Martin. The Sarajevo Haggadah. Yugoslavia, Zagreb, MGC and Martin Znidersic, 1988. 2-1/16″ x 1-1/2″. Colophon: Editior and author of text is Martin Znidersic; Translation by Mira Vlatkovic; Art editor is Kazimir Raposa; Photography by Nedeljko Cace; Typeset, reproduction, and printing by Tiskarna Ljudska pravica, Ljubljana; Binding by Vojko Zdesar, Ljubljana; Published by Muzejsko galerijski center (MGC) for the publisher Ante Soric Zagreb, 1988. This miniature book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Jews in Yugoslavia. This exhibition for the first time showed the almost two thousand year long history of Jews in what is today Yugoslavia. The life of the Jewish people and their culture was depicted in photographs, explained in commentaries and illustrated by numerous fine exhibitis of great value. The most important and most valuable among these exhibits was quite certainly the original of the Sarajevo Haggadah, which is kept in the National Museum in Sarajevo. Bound in maroon leather with the title gold stamped on the front cover. Text is written in English and contains many color illustrations.

Andrusko, Karoly. Bohinj. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1980. 2-1/4″ x 1-11/16″. Colophon: This is a miniature illustration book with scenes of Lake Bohinj in Slovenija, one of the six republics in Yugoslavia. Bound in orange fabricoid with the title and author’s name stamped in black on the spine and front cover. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title and author’s name printed in black on the spine, and a full page illustration printed in yellow and black on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Mallorca. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1981. 2-1/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: Edition of 150 copies bound in a wine colored leatherette with the author’s name gold stamped on both the front cover and spine, and the title also gold stamped on the front cover. This is an illustration book that contains 33 wood engravings printed in black that show scenes from the Spanish city of Mallorca where the artist was on vacation.

Andrusko, Karoly. Beograd. Varnyu Gyorgy, 1980. 1-15/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: Edition of 400 copies bound in wine colored fabricoid with both the title and author’s name gold stamped on the front cover and the author’s name gold stamped on the spine. This is an illustration book printed from original woodblocks. This book appeared for the UNESCO conference in Belgrade in 1980.

Marx-Engels. A Kommunista Part Kialtvanya. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, n.d. 141pp. 3-5/16″ x 2-1/4″. Edition of 200 copies bound in wine colored vinyl with the title and author gold stamped on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Csepe Impre Emberkei. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1980. 2-13/16″ x 1-15/16″. Colophon: This is a miniature illustration book printed in an edition of 500 copies from original woodcuts. Bound in orange fabricoid with the title and author’s name stamped in black on the front cover and spine. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title and author printed in black on the spine and an illustration printed in black on the front cover.

Istvan, Toth. The Battle of Zenta. Senta, Yugoslavia: Varnyu Gyorgy, 1980. 152 pp. 2 9/16″ x 2″. Colophon: Published by The Cultural Center, Ada. Responsible editor: Lajos Lakatos. Editor: Jozsef Hajnal. English translation by: Tibor Purger. Serbo-Croation translation by: Dr. Andras Sztancsics. Cover and design: Gyorgy Varnyu and Valeria. Printed by the Mladi Graficar, Ada, Yugoslavia, 1980. In 1500 copies. Book about the great battle when the Turkish army was destroyed by Eugen Savoyski, the great general of Austria-Hungarian Monarchy. Printed in three languages including English. Bound in black fabrikoid. Oil painting illustration as wrapper.

Andrusko, Karoly. Zentai Mini Exlibrisek. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1979. 2-5/16″ x 1-9/16″. Colophon: This miniature book is an illustration book containing many book plates from the town of Zenta, home of the artist, printed in black. Bound in blue leather with the title and author’s name gold stamped on the spine and front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Linz. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1980. 2″ x 1-11/16″. Colophon: Edition of 500 copies bound in light green paper over boards with the author’s name and title stamped in green on the front cover and spine. Printed for the ex libris Congress in Linz. This is an illustration book printed in black from woodcut engravings.

Andrusko, Karoly. Kanjiza. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1979. 1-13/16″ x 1-9/16″. Colophon: Edition of 500 copies bound in very dark green fabricoid with the author’s name stamped in gold on the spine and the author’s name and title gold stamped on the front cover. This is an illustration book with wood engravings about the small town near the Hungarian border.

Andrusko, Karoly. Burxelles. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyrogy, 1979. 1-15/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: Edition of 500 copies bound in wine colored claret fabricoid with the author’s name stamped in gold on the front cover and spine. Title also stamped in gold on the front cover. Enclosed inside a clear plastic dust jacket. This book is an illustration book that contains many pictures depicting various features of Bruxelles printed in black. This book appeared for a conference for artists from all around the world which was organized by UNESCO.

Istvan, Toth. Hundred Years of INcant School in Ada. Ada, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1978. 80 pp. 2-9/16″ x 2″. Colophon: Edition of 1500 copies bound in blue leather over boards with the title and author stamped in gold on the spine and front cover. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title and author stamped in gold on the spine and an illustration of a little girl and a little boy gold stamped on the front cover. Text contains 37 illustrations.

Istvan, Toth. 35 Years of Karoly Cseh Elementary School. Ada, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1979. 145 pp., 52 mm x 65 mm. Colophon: Edition of 1500 copies. Appeared for the anniversary of the Elementary school, which is one of the provinces most modern schools. Text in three languages, including English. 48 illustrations. Orange colored fabrikoid, with brown stamped wrappers.

Andrusko, Karoly. Vasasok-Metalci. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1978. 2-1/4″ x 1-13/16″. Colophon: Edition of 600 copies printed in Hungarian and Serbo-Croatian languages. The illustrations are printed from the original woodcuts. This book contains the verses of Mr. Antal Lacko with Andrustkos illustrations depicting the iron-workers and their hard physical work. Bound in blue synthetic with the title and author stamped in silver on the spine. A decoration and the title is also stamped in silver on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Poezija Upora. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1978. 2-9/16″ x 2-1/16″. Colophon: This is a miniature illustration book printed from modern woodcuts imitating the sculptural work of Slovenian artists. Edition of 200 copies. Bound in a wine colored leatherette with the title gold stamped on the spine and front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Lugano. Lugano, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1978. 1-7/8″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: This is a miniature illustration book which contains 26 woodcut illustrations depicting scenes of Lugano and the nearby vicinity. Prepared for distribution at the XVII International Ex Libris Congress in Lugano, Switzerland. Edition of 500 copies. Bound in dark green fabricoid with the title and author printed in grey on the front cover and spine. Enclosed inside a light grey paper dust jacket with the title and author printed in dark grey on the spine and front cover.

Tito*Hua Kuo Feng. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Nip Forum, 1978. 45pp. 1 5/16″ x 15/16″. Colophon: Many photographic illustrations. Captions and text in English, Serbo-Croat, and Hungarian. One of 500 copies of this bibliophile edition. Printed by Nip Forum, Publishers Izdaje-Kiado, for the Organization of Yugoslav Collectors. Red imitation leather, gilt stamped. published during the visit of the President of China to Yugoslavia, very rare and not in the commerce

Janos, Urban. Osehetseg Ex Libris Csepe Impre. Yugoslavia, 1977. 59pp.+9illustrations. 2-9/16″ x 1-13/16″. Bound in red leather with the title, author and an illustration all gold stamped on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Hevizi Viziok. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1976. 1-13/16″ x 1-1/2″. Colophon: Printed in an edition of 150 copies by hand, of which only 12 copies are bound in this form. Bound in brown leather with the title and author’s name stamped in silver on the front cover and spine. This is an illustration book printed in black from wookcuts.

Andrusko, Karoly. Temerin. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1977. 1-15/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon: This is a picture book containing 41 illustrations by Karoly, mostly of buildings. Bound in a orange-brown leatherette with the title and the author’s name stamped in gold on the front cover and spine.

Gyongyosbokreta 76. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, n.d. 2″ x 1-7/16″. Colophon: This is an illustration book containing photographs of folk dancers in costume. Bound in green synthetic with the title stamped in gold on the front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Trip to Canada and the United States. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1976. n.p. 1 7/8″ x 1 5/8″. Complete set of 5 volumes. The titles of the books are: Atlantic, New York, United Nations, Toronto, and Canadian Lake Districts. Titles and illustrations printed from original woodcuts. Published by the artist, edition of 400 copies printed in Ada. Cloth with dust jackets.

Istvan, Toth. History of Schools in Ada. Ada, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1976. 71 pp. 2 9/16″ x 2 1/16″. Colophon: The short history of schools from 1703 to 1973. Text in three languages including English. 15 photographs included. Bound in brown fabrikoid with gold stamped wrappers. Edition of 1000 copies.

Andrusko, Karoly. Lisboa. Ada, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1976. 1-13/16″ x 1-5/8″. Colophon; This is a miniature illustration book which contains 32 original woodcut illustrations printed in Ada for the publication by the author in Lisboa, Portugal. Edition of 500 copies published for the 16th International Book Plate Congress in Lisboa. Illustrations are scenes of buildings and streets in Lisboa. Bound in green fabricoid with the title and author stamped in a metallic wine color on the front cover and spine. Enclosed inside a white paper dust jacket with the title and author stamped in metallic green on the spine and front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Lebontjak a Regi Iskolat. Senta, Yugoslavia, Varnyu Gyorgy, 1975. 1-3/4″ x 1-7/16″. Colophon: Edition of 600 copies. Contains Ruining the Old School verse by Mihaly Bencz with illustrations printed from original woodblocks. Bound in light tan fabricoid with the title gold stamped on the spine and front cover.

Andrusko, Karoly. Epitomunkasok. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1975. 2-3/8″ x 1-13/16″. Colophon: Edition of 500 copies bound in dark green synthetic with embossing in brick-like lines with the title and illustrator’s name stamped in shiny green. This is an illustration book that contains 71 pictures printed from woodcut engravings showing laborers building a structure.

Gyula, Ilyes. Ditirambus a Nokhoz. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 1975. n.p. 1 15/16″ x 1 3/8″. Poems in two languages. Bound in red synthetic material with white dust jacket.

Andrusko, Karoly. Petofi. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1973. 1 1/8″ x 7/8″. One of 100 copies. Blue leather. In honor of a noted Hungarian author. In Hungarian. 23 woodcut illustrations, mostly portraits.

Andrusko, Karoly. Kosmos. Senta, Yugoslavia, 1973. Edition of 100 copies.

Andrusko, Karoly. Exlibrisi. Senta, Yugoslavia: Varnu Georgy, 1977. 2 3/8″ x 1 1/2″. Fifty original miniature bookplates with lake and river scenes, birds, boats, books and globes, country scenes, fishing, flowers, mountains and trees, light lettering, dust jacket, a1977, Senta. Bound in brown vinyl with gold stamped title on cover and spine.

Gyorgy, Varnyu. Ustav Sfrg. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Collectors Organization, 1975. 216pp. 2″ x 1-1/2″. Colophon: Edition of 1000 copies of which 12 copies are bound in this form. Bound in brown fabricoid with the title stamped in gold on the front cover. Printed by Forum Novi Sad and published by the Collectors Organization. Text is about the Yugoslavian Federal Constitution on Serbo-Croatian language.

Istvan, Dr. Horvath Matyas Toth. Szarvas Gabor Elete es Munkassaga. Organizing Commitee of the Gabor Szarvas Linguistic Days, Ada, 1976. 2 9/16″ x 2″. Colophon: Published by the Organizing Commitee of the Gabor Szarvas Linguistic Days, Ada. Resposible editor: Hajnal Jozsef. English translated by : Tibor Purger. Serbo-Croatian translated by: Hajnal Jozsef. Photos by: Janos Kiraly. Design and cover: Varnyu Gyorgy and Valeria. Printed by the Mladi Graficar- Ada, Yugoslavia, 1976. in 2000 copies. In Hungarian, English and Serbo Croatian. With illustrations. 125 pages.

Gyorgy, Varnyu. Oil Paintings. Ada, Yugoslavia, Collectors Organization, 1975. Edition of 900 copies. With dust jacket and printed end papers and photograph of Andrusko on dust jacket.

Serbocroation-English Dictionary. Novie Sad, 1968.

English-Serbocroation Dictionary. Novie Sad, 1968.

Yugoslavian wine pamphlet.

Not found as of November 13, 2006:

Gabpr, Dr. Tattos. Hadjani Szekszardestendoben. Szekszard, 1985. 2 7/16″ x 1 11/16″. 230 pp. Many illustrations of fashion, lifestyles and what appear to be paintings and illustrations. Bound in blue leather with a color porcelain placque of a wishing well with grapes, a bell and a sheath of wheat on cover. Printed in blue ink with italic type. Illustrations vary in color, but all are monochromatic.

Mihaly, Babits. Valogatott Versei. 1976. 124pp. 1-13/16″ x 1-7/16″. #86 of 300 copies bound in dark brown leather with the title and author gold stamped on the front cover and spine. Spine has raised bands. Text is printed on yellow paper. (This might be Hungarian.)

Zajc, Tomas. Olympic Stamps. Reproductions in color of 15 Olympic stamps and 12 Winter Olympic stamps. 1 Yugoslavian Winter Olympic stamp as frontispiece.

Znidersic, Dr. Martin. Olympia 1984. 3 vol. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: Cankarjeva Zalozba, The International Book Society, c. 1984. 2 1/16″ x 1 11/16″. Text by Engren Bergant and Dr. Martin Znidersic. 23 woodcuts by Karoly Andrusko (including two of Los Angeles). Set of 3 volumes with English text. Edition limited to 400 copies, this is copy 119. Illustrations. Bound in leatherette.

Andrusko, Karoly. Ljubljana. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: Cankarjeva Zalozba, 1984. 2 5/16″ x 1 11/16″. Panoramic view in accordian fold. International Miniature Book Society, published in 200 copies. The linocut was printed by hand and signed by the author.

Munda, Jose, and Martin Znidersic. Miniaturena Knjiga, the Miniature Book. 2 vol. Ljubljana, Yugoslavia: Cankarjeva Zalozba, 1983. 588 pp. 3 1 /16″ x 2 5/16″. Published by Cankarjeva Zalozba and International miniature Book Society. “For the 6th Slovene book fair.” Bound in ecru cloth with brown title and design on front cover and spine.

Andrusko, Karoly. Jama. Varnyu Gyorgy, n.d.