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(BAKST, Léon, & others.) PROPERT, W. A.

The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.

With a Chapter on the Music by Eugène Goossens.

London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Limited, 1921 Stock Code: 118960
£2,250.00

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First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov, Roerich, Serov and Sudeykin. An important and handsomely produced study.

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Description

Small folio. Original cream-coloured quarter buckram, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides, top edges gilt.

Illustrations

66 (mostly colour) illustrations tipped to 56 grey card leaves, 5 additional portrait plates, full-page red and black lithograph and smaller illustrations after Goncharova in text; title page printed in red and black.

Condition

Front free endpaper excised. Spine dulled, a few marks to binding, corners a little worn, rear inner hinge cracked but sound, frontispiece with closed-tear to tissue-guard, yet a very good copy.

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