Performing Arts: Theatre, Dance, Cinema

DIAGHILEV, Serge.

Autograph letter to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot].
£3,950

A two-page letter, beautifully signed, where Diaghilev is chasing a significant amount of money due by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. 38,524 francs is the amount Diaghilev is expecting following a charity gala, where his Ballets Russes performed…

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Literature: Russian and neighbours

TOLSTOY, Leo.

Pervyi vinokur ili kak chertenok kraiushku zasluzhil. Komediia [The First Distiller, or How the Little Devil Earned his Crust. A Comedy].
£1,500

The rare first edition of Tolstoy's first play, in the original wrappers. The First Distiller is a comedy on the evils of drink.

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Literature: Russian and neighbours

TOLSTOY, Lev.

Vlast Tmy [The Power of Darkness].
£1,100

The first edition of the play "The Power of Darkness", which was forbidden by the tsarist censorship for the stage until 1895. The play was based on the criminal case of a peasant from the Tula province

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