Bilibin illustrated books
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nikolai, BELSKY, Vladimir; PUSHKIN, Alexander; BILIBIN, Ivan.Le Coq d'Or: conte-fable, opéra en 3 actes. Paroles russes, d'après Pouchkine, de V. Bielsky. Paroles francaises de M.D. Calvocoressi.
First edition, 4to; 206pp, music score with text in French and Russian, preface by Belsky, contemporary gift inscription in Russian to the Russian title-page, stamp for the Russian Musical Publishing House on the French title-page, Art Nouveau style patterned endpapers, contemporary Russian bookseller's stamp and ink notations to lower pastedown, margins trimmed; near contemporary beige cloth, title in black to spine, original chromolithographed upper wrapper designed by Bilibin pasted to the cover, some small losses to edges, corners bumped, internally very fresh, an excellent copy.£1,250
GLINKA, Mikhail; BILIBIN, Ivan.Ruslan i Liudmila. Volshebnaia Opera v 5 deistviiakh. [Ruslan und Ludmila. Phanatastische oper in 5 aufzügen].
Folio 31 x 24 cm; 255pp., title page and contents in Russian and German, ink ownership inscription to corner of upper flyleaf, title-page and content, contemporary bookseller's stamp to lower flyleaf, minor foxing throughout; near contemporary brown cloth with gilt title to upper cover and title in gilt to spine with floral detail, patterned endpapers, original wrapper designed by Bilibin bound in, faint Russian Musical Publishing house stamp to cover, a very good copy.£1,500
BILIBIN, Ivan.Boris Godunov. Postcards of costume designs for Mussogorsky's opera [with] postcards from skazkis.
Collection of 6 postcards of costume designs and a set of 4 from fairytales (14 x 8.5 cm); lithographed in colour by N. Kadushin, dated 1911, reverses left blank, one with minor staining, an exceptionally bright and fine set.£2,000
BILIBIN, Ivan; PUSHKIN, Alexander.Zolotoy Petsuhok: nebylitsa v litsakh v postanovke opery S. I. Zimina; slova A. S. Pushkina; eskizy dekoratsii i kostyumov I. Bilibina.
First edition; 8vo (22 x 18 cm); frontispiece in blue and gilt, 24 tipped-in colour plates of Bilibin's costume and set designs over black and white illustrations, photographic reproductions, school library stamp to numerous leaves, small bookseller's label to lower pastedown, annotations to flyleaf, some illustrations with added colour pencil, minor staining, wrappers worn, text block loose; later brown cloth with original printed wrappers bound in, title in gilt to upper cover, edges worn.£850