[BAKST]. LEVINSON, André.

L'Oeuvre pour La Belle au bois dormant.

£3,750

L’Oeuvre pour La Belle au bois dormant.

M. de Brunoff, Paris, 1922.

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L'Oeuvre pour La Belle au bois dormant.

Description

Fresh example of this beautiful publication, limited to 500 copies signed both by Bakst and Brunoff – described by Bakst himself as a “magnifique edition pleine de bon gout”.

The beautiful costumes were designed for Diaghilev’s revival of Tchaikovsky’s ballet at the Alhambra Theatre in London in 1921. This deluxe edition with colourful plates commemorated Bakst’s costumes and sets for a ballet so lavish that it nearly bankrupted Diaghilev.

Description

Limited edition, this is numbered 181 of 500; Folio (40 x 30 cm). Half title with limitation to verso, title with coloured illustration after Bakst laid down, full-page portrait of Bakst by Picasso, 22 pp., table of contents and 54 mounted coloured plates after Bakst. Publisher’s wrappers lettered in gold.

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