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BARBIER, George; VAUDOYER, Jean-Louis.

Album dédié a Tamar Karsavina.

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Paris, Corrard, 1914

A unique ensemble comprising a mint copy of Barbier's early masterpiece, trial proof prints and original zinc printing plates.

'The cover design pays homage to Beardsley [...] and its 12 pochoir plates depict Karsavina in her principal parts. That their purpose is again to stir the emotion and delight the eye of the viewer, not to document the performance, is demonstrated by 'Le spectre de la rose,' glimpsed at the moment when the phantom lover, of whom the young girl has dreamed after the ball, is about to disappear as the rose drops from her hand' (Ray).

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (1885-1978) was a Russian prima ballerina with the Imperial Russian Ballet and subsequently Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. She settled in London after the Russian Revolution and went on to become one of the founders of modern British ballet, being instrumental in the founding of the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of

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First edition, number 276 of 500 copies printed on papier Vélin d'Arches; folio (33.5 x 27.5 cm); title with pictorial vignette to head and verso, 18 pp., 12 full-page coloured illustrations on rectos only, printer's leaf at end; original pictorial wrappers, 4 proof plates in black and white (loose) and 3 original zinc printing plates.


Ray, Art Deco, p.31; Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography, 2800.

Stock ID:95414

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