[BAITING DOGS], Obiavlenie, Moskva, 1833.
Two consecutive illustrated Russia broadsides announcing different rounds of large wild animal baiting in Pushkin's 1830s Moscow, involving the now-extinct Medelyan dogs. Read More
Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot]
DIAGHILEV, Serge, Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot], Paris, 24th June 1924.
Very good autograph letter by Diaghilev, the celebrated founder of the Ballets Russes. With his bold signature, which is rarely found. Read More
Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie
MISHO, Genrikh, Mekhanicheskii Teatr Sveta. Obiavlenie, Moskva, 1833.
Rare broadside for series of entertainments in Moscow, including an optical theatre of animated figures by a versatile performer and craftsman. Read More
Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie
KUPARENKO, Iordakii, Kinetozograficheskie vidy. Obiavlenie, Moskva, 1834.
Rare broadside for an impressive Russian kinetozographic theatre of 400 animated figures in Pushkin's Moscow, by a hot-air balloon enthusiast now in the Guinness World Records. Read More
Dessins sur les Danses de Vaslav Nijinsky
BARBIER, George and Francis de MIOMANDRE, Dessins sur les Danses de Vaslav Nijinsky, Paris, 1913.
Beautiful art-deco interpretations of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, seen here through the combined geniuses of Barbier and Nijinsky, in the early and most successful years of Diaghilev's entreprise. A rare book in such a lovely condition. Read More