Hol volt, hol nem volt [Once upon a time].
Author: Ferenc Móra (1879-1934), Author; Jože Ciuha (1924-2015), illustrator.
Place and Year: Novi Sad (Újvidék), Serbia: Testvériség-egység (Bratstvo-Jedinstvo/ Brotherhood and unity) 1953
Technique: Large 8°, 84 pp. with chromolithographed title page and 12 full page chromolithographed illustrations,  index page, original illustrated wrappers, linen spine (Very Good, wrappers slightly rubbed on corners).
A decorative rare children’s book in Hungarian language, printed in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 1953: the year of Stalin’s death and of consequently re-establishing the relationships between Hungary and Yugoslavia. - The book was written by Ferenc Móra (1879-1934), a famous Hungarian author and museologist, and decorated with a series of 12 high quality illustrations by a Slovenian academic painter and illustrator Joze Ciuha (1924-2015), printed in an attractive mid-century design chromolithography.
This edition was printed in Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina (North Serbia), which has a large percentage of Hungarian speaking inhabitants. The publishing house Bratstvo-Jedinstvo was publishing books in Hungarian language under a Hungarian translation of its name Testvériség-egység. The year 1953, when this book was printed, was important for relations between Yugoslavia and Hungary. In the time between 1948 and 1953, in the so called Informbiro period, Yugoslavia froze all the relations with the Communist countries, including with Hungary. Only after death of Stalin in March 1953 the countries started with slow and careful communication.
Very rare, no known examples in the libraries.
Availability: In stock