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Vojtech Kubasta is one of the best known illustrators and paper engineers of the second half of the twentieth century. An Austrian by birth, he spent most of his life in the Czech city of Prague. Much of his work on children's pop-up books was unheralded during his lifetime but now, in the twenty first century, many of the books illustrated by him are becoming increasingly collectable.

Prices in the select bibliography and price guide below clearly show there is considerable demand from collectors for Vojtech Kubasta books. There are a mix of hard and soft cover books, and first editions in various languages. Please note that editions for different countries are not necessarily printed in the same year, and the earlier edition may not be the most valuable. The laws of supply and demand always determine the ultimate price. All prices are for guidance only and further research is recommended. These are books which have recently been available on the retail market from booksellers, but it should be remembered that sellers often interpret condition and other things which may affect the value of a book, differently.

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  • 1944 Jezek Pichacek Mezi Lidmi (Prickly Hedgehog Among the People) by Cenek Sovak, published by Cervenem Kostelci, first edition hardback, in Czech, with line drawings and colour illustrations, in very good condition, £265
  • 1944 Neme Tvare (Silent Faces) by Josef Kolar, published by Nakladatelstvi Josef Lukasik, first edition softcover with dust jacket, in Czech, line drawn chapter headings and colour illustration, in very good condition in a good dust jacket, £110
  • 1944 Valasske Pohadky (Wallachian Fairy Tales) by Jaroslav Necas, published by Melantrich, first edition hardcover with pictorial boards, in Czech, full page colour illustrations and smaller illustrations in black and white, in very good condition, £135
  • 1957 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, published by Artia, first German edition, softcover in original box, in German, including pop-up illustrations, in good condition, £130
  • 1957 Rotkäppchen (Red Riding Hood) by Charles Perrault, published by Artia, first German edition hardcover, in German, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £65
  • 1958 Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, published by Bancroft & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., An Artia Production/Westminster Books collaboration, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £170
  • 1958 Hans en Grietje (Hansel and Gretel) by the Brothers Grimm, published by Artia, first Dutch edition hardcover, in Dutch, including pop-up illustrations, in fine condition, £90
  • 1960 How Columbus Discovered America (a Panascope Model Book), published by Bancroft & Co., An Artia/Westminster Books collaboration, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustration, in very good condition, £290
  • 1960 De Gelaarsde Kat (Puss in Boots) by Giovanni Straparole, published by Artia, first Dutch edition hardcover, in Dutch, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £120
  • 1960 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, published by Bancroft & Co., first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £400
  • 1960 The Flying Trunk, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover with pictorial boards, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £50
  • 1960 SNØHVIT (Snow White) by the Brothers Grimm, published by A. S. Kobas/Artia, first Norwegian edition hardcover, in Norwegian, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £75
  • 1960 Gulliver in Brobdingnag, by Jonathan Swift, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover with illustrated boards, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £115
  • 1960 Moko and Koko in the Jungle, published by Bancroft & Co., first UK edition hardcover, in English, including a pop-up illustration, in fine condition, £145
  • 1961 Tip + Top on the Farm, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £105
  • 1961 Tip + Top Build a Motorcar, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £105
  • 1961 Peter and Sally on the Farm, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustration, in very good condition, £95
  • 1961 Tip + Top auf dem Bauernhof, published by Prague/Hamburg, Artia/Carlsen Verlag, first German edition hardcover, in German, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £110
  • 1961 The Tournament (a Panascope Model Book), published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £145
  • 1961 Puss in Boots Pop Up, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, illustrated boards, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £230
  • 1961 The Castle Tournament; A Pop-Up Book, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in VG condition, £190
  • 1961 Snow White by the Brothers Grim, published by Bancroft & Co. first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustration, in fine condition, £285
  • 1961 Father Christmas Pop Up Book, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £185
  • 1961 Cinderella, published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £135
  • 1961 Ricky the Rabbit, published by Bancroft & Co. Ltd., first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in fine condition, £190
  • 1961 Tafeltje, Dek Je, (Table, Lay Yourself), published by Artia, first Dutch edition hardcover, in Dutch, including pop-up illustrations, in fine condition, £225
  • 1962 The Day of the Bison Hunt, published by Bancroft & Co Ltd, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £150
  • 1962 Hop O' My Thumb and Jack and the Beanstalk Pop-Up Book, published by Bancroft & Co Ltd, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £75
  • 1962 Hush-A-Bye Baby and Other Nursery Rhymes, published by Golden Pleasure Books, believed first UK edition softcover, in English, including colour illustrations, in very good condition, £55
  • 1962 The Voyage of Marco Polo (a Panascope Model Book), published by Bancroft & Co, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustration, in fine condition, £125
  • 1964 Tip & Top and the Moon Rocket, published by Bancroft & Co Ltd, first UK edition softcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £225
  • 1964 Tip + Top Go Flying, published by Bancroft & Co Ltd, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £135
  • 1965 Tip + Top et les bateaux Pop-Up, published by Editions Artia, first French edition, illustrated boards, in French, in very good condition, £180
  • 1967 Brno, published by Merkur, first Czech edition hardcover, in Czech (??), including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £65
  • 1970 Simeli Mountain, published by Artia, first edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £55
  • 1973 Królewna Sniezka (Snow White) by the Brothers Grimm, published by Artia, first Polish edition hardcover, in Polish, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £70
  • 1974 The 3 Dwarfs, published by Artia, believed first edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £55
  • 1975 Das Kleine Auto (The Little Car), published by Müller & Kiepenheuer, first German edition softcover, in German, including pop-up illustrations, in fine condition, £70
  • 1976 A Tucsok Meg A Hangyak (The Grasshopper and the Ants) by J. Z. Novak, published by Mlade Leta: Szlovak Ifjusagi Konyvkiado, first Hungarian edition hardcover, in Hungarian, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £115
  • 1986 Moon Rocket: An All-Action Pop-Up Picture Storybook, published by Brown Watson, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in fine condition, £75
  • 1986 All at Sea (An All Action Pop Up Picture Storybook), published by Brown Watson, first UK edition hardcover, in English, including pop-up illustrations, in very good condition, £55
  • 2004 The Movable Book Society: A Celebration of Pop-up and Movable Books by various, published by The Movable Book Society, first USA edition hardcover with slipcase, in English, including pop-up illustrations by various illustrators, in fine condition in a fine slipcase, £230
  • 2013 Pop-Ups From Prague, A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta by Ellen Rubin, published by The Grolier Club, first USA edition softcover, in English, an illustrated exhibition catalogue, in fine condition, £55