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SVETLOV, Valerian.

Anna Pavlova.

Stock Code
103101
Paris, de Brunoff, 1922
£2,000

A beautiful book celebrating the life of one of the most famous ballerinas of all time, with illustrations by artists including, Léon Bakst, Aimé Stevens, Valentin Serov, Joseph Urban, John Lavery, Victor Diatchkov, Konstantin Korovin, Sergey Solomko, Boris Anisfeld, Trubetskoy, Fredmann-Cluzel and Schuster-Woldon. Along with numerous photo portraits of Anna Pavlova and with Nijinsky.

Valerian Svetlov (1860-1932) was a critic and associate of Serge Diaghilev. Nijinsky wrote in his diary, 'Svetlov lived with a dancer and learned many technical expressions from her. He made them into beautiful sentences. There were other critics on dancing but they were not so sharp and witty. Svetlov was always ready with an answer'.

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Description

First edition, number 30 of 325 copies, numbered and signed by the editor M. de Brunoff; 4to; text in French, woodcuts by D. Galanis, 22 plates with tissue guards, numerous in-text illustrations and photograhich reproductions; contemporary red pebble grain morocco, upper cover with gilt lettering and calligraphic flourish, raised bands, spine panels with gilt sultana centerpiece, gilt titling, mustard yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed, modern marbled paper slipcase, a fine copy.

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