Charming ballet costumes in postcards

BAKST, Leon

Feia kukol [La Fée des poupées]
£2,750

BAKST, Leon, Feia kukol

A complete set of these lovely postcards showing ballet costumes by the master of the genre, who would later be central to Diaghilev's 'Ballets Russes'.

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Russians in Venice, celebrated with merchants, peoples of the world and bullfighting

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI

Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI
£22,500

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI, Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI

Fine and scarce Italian "livre de fêtes" with beautiful contemporary colour - with an added suite of prints related to the same event, the Venitian reception of the future Tsar of Russia.

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Copy Number 1

[BAKST] – LEVINSON, André

Bakst: the Story of the Artist's Life
£4,250

[BAKST] - LEVINSON, André, Bakst: the Story of the Artist's Life

The most celebrated artist of the Ballets Russes, celebrated here in this beautiful production - of which it is the copy num. 1 out of only 315 printed for the UK.

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Beautiful copy in its striking binding

[BAKST] – ALEXANDRE, Arsène and Jean COCTEAU

L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst
£3,950

[BAKST] - ALEXANDRE, Arsène and Jean COCTEAU, L'Art décoratif de Léon Bakst

The earliest, largest and most impressive work on Bakst's striking art. A fine, fresh example, in its great art-déco binding.

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Very clean, in the publisher's slipcase

[BAKST] – LEVINSON, André

The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess
£1,950

[BAKST] - LEVINSON, André, The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess

One of the great books on Bakst' talent - the only one devoted to a specific ballet. A copy remarkable for its cleanliness, especially of the fragile original binding.

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Glitter, colours and traditions

[OPERA COSTUMES IN UKRAINE AND AZERBAIJAN]

Collection of Costume Designs for Opera and Ballet
£3,950

[OPERA COSTUMES IN UKRAINE AND AZERBAIJAN], Collection of Costume Designs for Opera and Ballet

From Ukraine to Azerbaijan: a rich and unusual group of watercolour costumes for various operas given in theatres of these countries.

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'Un Etat immolé mais une Nation indestructible'

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef

Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque
£4,250

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef, Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque

Celebrated book on Polish (and Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc.) costumes, especially interesting for its political text and context, often overlooked. Plates with attractive hand-colour - a fine example of the first edition.

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Diaghilev collecting debts

DIAGHILEV, Serge

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

DIAGHILEV, Serge, Autograph letter, signed, to "cher Directeur" [Jacques Hébertot]

Very good autograph letter by Diaghilev, the celebrated founder of the Ballets Russes. With his bold signature, which is rarely found.

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Exceptionally large paper - inscribed

LIFAR, Serge

Diagilev i s Diagilevym [Diaghilev, and with Diaghilev]

LIFAR, Serge, Diagilev i s Diagilevym

A bibliophile's pleasure (and definitely Lifar was one!): an extra-large paper copy of his standard work on Diaghilev, one of 15 ad nominem copies, warmly inscribed to the wife of a leading Russian publisher and bookdealer in Paris. An exceptional example.

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Cubist theatrical impressions

GLADKY, Serge (artist, also Serhii HLADKY) and André SALMON

Synthèse du costume théâtral

GLADKY, Serge (artist, also Serhii HLADKY) and André SALMON, Synthèse du costume théâtral

One of only 170 copies of this beautiful album of fresh and striking plates. In a fine modern binding.

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In luminous pochoir with silver highlights

[BAKST] – REAU, Louis, Denis ROCHE, Valerian SVETLOV and A. TESSIER

Inedited Works of Bakst

[BAKST] - REAU, Louis, Denis ROCHE, Valerian SVETLOV and A. TESSIER, Inedited Works of Bakst

Among the best representations of Bakst's costumes for the Ballets Russes, here with the rare dust-jacket in very good condition.

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A lovely, fresh example

BARBIER, George and Francis de MIOMANDRE

Dessins sur les Danses de Vaslav Nijinsky

BARBIER, George and Francis de MIOMANDRE, Dessins sur les Danses de Vaslav Nijinsky

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.

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