This book is part of the series “Vanished Nations”, which consists of titles printed in places that are no longer in existence, such as Yugoslavia and the USSR.
Photographs by František Přeučil
Prague, Czechoslovakia (1971)
Used book. Dust jacket rather worn, with minor tears and a few spots here and there. Pages a bit yellowed but otherwise clean and unmarked. All in all, a good copy.
The most westerly headland of Bohemia, lined with mountains whose deep forests have been penetrated for centuries by the borders of the country, is endowed with so many charms and gifts of nature that it corresponds to the words of the Czech national anthem – “…and that is that beautiful country […] my home”. Extraordinary variety is its most characteristic feature. For many it means the vigorous flavour of a beer of unsurpassable quality while for others it conjures up a picture of the products of the Plzeň Škoda workers. But Plzeň is not merely beer and Škoda, just as West Bohemia is not only Plzeň, linked for all time with the enchanting tones of Bedřich Smetana’s national opera “The Bartered Bride”.