First American edition of Open Letters: Selected Writings 1965-1990 by the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel.
Octavo, xiv, 415pp. Gray hardcover, purple spine, title stamped in silver. Stated “first American edition” on copyright page. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light shelf wear. Signed on the title page by Václav Havel.
Václav Havel (1936-2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of The Czech Republic, after its dissolution following the fall of the Soviet Union.