Art-deco elegance at its best

IRIBE, Paul (artist) and Jean COCTEAU

Vaslav Nijinsky
£1,500

IRIBE, Paul (artist) and Jean COCTEAU, Vaslav Nijinsky

Excellent example of this classic celebration of the star of Diaghilev's Ballets russes. First edition.

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Dancing stars in more than 30 pochoir plates and attractively bound

BARBIER, George, and Arabella YORKE (artists), Jean-Louis VAUDOYER, Francis de MIOMANDRE and Cyril BEAUMONT

Album dédié à Tamar Karsavina [BOUND WITH] The Art of Lydia Lopokova [BOUND WITH] Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky
£12,500

BARBIER, George, and Arabella YORKE (artists), Jean-Louis VAUDOYER, Francis de MIOMANDRE and Cyril BEAUMONT, Album dédié à Tamar Karsavina [BOUND WITH] The Art of Lydia Lopokova [BOUND WITH] Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky

Scarce gathering of Yorke's beautiful and rare publication and both Barbier's 'albums', all bound at the time in a fine blue calf signed binding - a fine volume indeed.

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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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With a focus on Siberian costumes

HARDING, E[dward] (publisher) [and William ALEXANDER]

Costume of the Russian Empire. Costume de l'empire russe. Illustrated by upwards of seventy richly coloured engravings. Representé en plus de soixante-dix gravures superbement colorées
£2,500

HARDING, E[dward] (publisher) [and William ALEXANDER], Costume of the Russian Empire. Costume de l'empire russe. Illustrated by upwards of seventy richly coloured engravings. Representé en plus de soixante-dix gravures superbement colorées

A lovely example of this famous hand-coloured costume book showing the wide variety of 'Russian' dresses, from Western Russia to Central and Eastern Siberia.

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Ancient jewellery in the Grand Duke's library

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich

Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda [Russian treasures. A study of antiquities of the grand dukedom period]. Vol. 1 [all published]
£6,500

KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich, Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda

Grand Duke Alexey's copy of the first scholarly work on ancient Russian jewelry: an excellent example of the first edition, finely illustrated.

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Rare illustrations of Ukrainian textile - from an art historian's family

[UKRAINE – TEXTILE]

Ukrainskoe narodnoe tvorchestvo [Ukrainian Folk Art]

[UKRAINE - TEXTILE], Ukrainskoe narodnoe tvorchestvo

An excellent set of this series on the Ukrainian art of lace and textile decoration, richly illustrated. Very rare, on the market like in libraries. With fine literary and artistic provenance.

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Inscribed to Proust's Russian-born friend

BARBIER, George (artist) and Jean-Louis VAUDOYER

Album dédié à Tamar Karsavina

BARBIER, George (artist) and Jean-Louis VAUDOYER, Album dédié à Tamar Karsavina

A classic Ballets-Russes work inscribed to a Russian-born Parisian lady, while she was helping Proust publishing the beginning of his 'Recherche': a fine example of the first edition of this famous work.

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Striking patterns in colour

STASOV – STASSOFF, V[ladimir Vasilievich]

Russkii narodnyi ornament. Vyp. 1: Shitie, tkani, kruzheva [All published] L'Ornement national russe. Première livraison. Broderies, tissus, dentelles

STASOV - STASSOFF, V[ladimir Vasilievich], Russkii narodnyi ornament. Vyp. 1: Shitie, tkani, kruzheva [All published]

The first significant study of Russian textile ornaments, richly illustrated, and still one of the most remarkable such works. First edition, complete.

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Horses in colour in publisher's boards

ADAM, Victor

L'hippodrome au coin du feu

ADAM, Victor, L'hippodrome au coin du feu

Complete in publisher's boards: rare so. An attractive work presenting plates of horse racing and other activities, in particular remarkable for its depictions of ladies racing.

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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

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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The better edition, with hand-coloured plates

FAMIN, César

Musée royal de Naples. Peintures, Bronzes et Statues érotiques du Cabinet secret

FAMIN, César, Musée royal de Naples. Peintures, Bronzes et Statues érotiques du Cabinet secret

A famous work, here in the expanded edition with 60 plates with original hand-colour.

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All plates hand-coloured

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph]

La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

BRETON [de la MARTINIERE, Jean-Baptiste Joseph], La Russie, ou mœurs, usages et costumes des habitants de toutes les provinces de cet empire

The preferred fully hand-coloured version of this lovely work on Russian costume and customs, here in a decorative binding. With 3 supplementary plates = 111 plates overall, with original colouring.

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