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27546Re: [Czechlist] Re: "ceska krasna kniha"???? - Spolek Hollar

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  • James Kirchner
    Jul 5, 2005
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      On Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at 06:42 AM, melvyn.geo wrote:

      > Thing is,  the term 'krasna kniha' is basically used to refer to books
      > as high-quality artefacts - their actual contents are secondary here
      > (although clearly, you rarely find literarni brak in a krasna kniha!).
      >   My Hana works as editor of a magazine for librarians. She is
      > familiar with Spolek Hollar and 'fine books' and she gives her stamp
      > of approval to my every word here. ;-) 

      In my family we call it our squeal of approval.

      Anyway, I didn't understand the earlier posts correctly (probably read
      them too cursorily), so I got on the wrong track. In that case, I'd
      agree with your term "fine Czech books".


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