First edition of Mácha’s Máj to go on sale at book trade fair

A first edition of the poem Máj by Karel Hynek Mácha is to go on sale at the Book World Prague trade fair, priced at CZK 120,000. The edition was published in 1836, the same year Mácha wrote the poem, which is considered one of the most important in the Czech language. It is the property of the owner of an antiquarian bookshop. The annual book fair gets underway at the Czech capital’s Výstaviště on Thursday.

Author: Ian Willoughby