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[BALLETS RUSSES].

Programme officiel des Ballets russes. Théâtre du Châtelet. Juin 1911.

Stock Code
101346
Paris, Comœdia Illustré, 1911
£950

fine example of an uncommon Comoedia Illustré programme for the Ballets Russes' sixième saison.

Includes Bakst's costume designs for Narcisse and Le Pélerin du 'Dieu Bleu' as well as wonderful portraits of Karsavina and Nijinsky. Comoedia Illustré played a crucial role in popularising the Russian ballet and disseminating pictures and programmes to a public hungry for Russian art.

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Description

First edition, hors-série; large 4to (35 x 26 cm); full-page illustrations of Bakst costume and set designs with gilt detail, photographic reproductions with floral borders, two additional perfomance programmes with cast lists inserted; original printed wrappers without the additional publisher's tissue guard; some wear to spine and corners but otherwise an excellent copy.

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