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BOOK CATALOGUES / SERBIA / KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA: Општи каталог књига. 1935.  [General Catalogue of Books. 1935] Zoom



BOOK CATALOGUES / SERBIA / KINGDOM OF YUGOSLAVIA: Општи каталог књига. 1935. [General Catalogue of Books. 1935]

 


An ephemeral thick catalogue of obtainable Slavic books in 1935 by a mayor Belgrade-based publisher and book dealer of Jewish origins Geca Kon, who was arrested and executed at an unknown place at the time of the German occupation of Yugoslavia, in 1941.


Author: Geca KON (1873 – 1941).
Place and Year: Belgrade: Geca Kon 1935.
Technique:
Code: 68103

Small 8°. VII, 500 pp., original printed yellow wrappers, original coupon mounted on the title page, original inserted errata (wrappers slightly dusty and stained with soft folds and minor tears in edges, minor wear, soft folds in corners, otherwise in a good condition).

 

This rare, thick catalogue lists thousands of Yugoslav publications from different fields available in 1935, such as educational books, novels, theatrical pieces, newspapers, medicine, history, farming, academical pamphlets etc., which were available to order through the Geca Kon publishing house in Belgrade in 1935.  

As the introduction mentions, this were not only the books, published by Kon, but a list of wide selection of literature, which cold be ordered at the Kon’s shops.  

Hungary-born Geca Kon (Géza Kohn) was a major Jewish publisher in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, operating from 1901 until the occupation by Germany in 1941. After the Germans marched into Belgrade, Kon, wo did not want to listen to his friend’s advices to leave the country before, was arrested and executed at an unknown location. Most of his family, who were also active in the business, were taken to a concentration camp in Vojvodina and shot in the same year.   

During WWII, Geca Kon’s property and books were confiscated by the Nazis. A part of his library ended up in the Austrian National Library and the villa, built on his property, was later occupied by Slobodan Milošević. 

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