BILIBIN, Ivan.

Cказка об иване-царевиче, Жар-птице и о сером волке. [The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, The Fire-Bird and Grey Wolf].

£1,500

Cказка об иване-царевиче, Жар-птице и о сером волке. [The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, The Fire-Bird and Grey Wolf].

Skt. Peterburg, Exped. Zagotovl. Gos. Bumag., 1901.

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Cказка об иване-царевиче, Жар-птице и о сером волке. [The Tale of Tsarevich Ivan, The Fire-Bird and Grey Wolf].

Description

An exceptionally fine example of this beautiful fairytale with additional English translation.

This copy also includes a later English translation insert of the tale, printed and sold by Russian Peasant Industries of Old Bond Street. The shop became a popular focal point of Mayfair at the beginning of the 20th Century, in part thanks to the huge success of Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet seasons in London.

Description

Folio (325 x 255 mm); 8 chromolithographs in the text (3 full-page), manuscript synopsis of Stravinsky’s The Firebird and English translation inserted at the rear; publisher’s pictorial wrappers, small inscription to cover, overall a fine example.

Bibliography

Cotsen 9298

 

Stock ID: 98101