Gulliver’s Travels to Prague

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Bohumil Stepan’s illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver’s Travels), Prague 1968:

01 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968, cover

02 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968, binding illustration
I’m not sure who was responsible for this binding illustration

03 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968
half of the title-page spread

04 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

05 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

06 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

07 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

08 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

09 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

10 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

11 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

12 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

13 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

14 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

15 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

16 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

17 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

18 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

19 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

20 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968
surely Haeckel in the background

21 Bohumil Stepan, illustrations for Gulliverovy Cesty (Gulliver's  Travels), Prague 1968

“Max Ernst and Saul Steinberg meet Jonathan Swift in Prague.”

I haven’t found much info on Bohumil Stepan (1913 – 1985), though based on his style I’ll guess that he and Adolf Hoffmeister (1902 – 1973) were from the same circle of artists. I hope to hunt-and-gather more of his books soon.

Previously, Czechoslovakian book cover series:
Slovakian Expose
Slovakian Expose Redux
Slovakian Expose III
Czechoslovakian Expose
Czechoslovakian Expose Redux


Will Schofield is the editor of 50 Watts (original name: A Journey Round My Skull) and Writers No One Reads. More from this author →