Budapest: Egyetemi Nyomda, 1948. Third, expanded edition. Hardcover. 227pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] in quarter large-grained blue morocco over beige boards. Gilt spine title. Light rubbing to extremities, front board lower corner bumped and lightly stained, else very light wear; worm holes to endpapers at hinges, else interior is sound and unmarked. Text in Hungarian. Very good. Item #55549
A collection of Hungarian folk poetry lavishly illustrated with woodcuts by Gyorgy Buday, who was influenced by German Expressionism. Editor and commentator Gyula Ortutay was Hungary's Minister of Religion and Education in the late 1940s. Both men were involved with antifascist movements and other leftist causes. Because of his politics, Buday was deprived of his citizenship in 1941, and entered into lifelong exile in England in 1947.