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  1. Limited edition, one of 600 copies, this being copy number one; folio (34 x 26 cm); 127pp., with 30 plates by Bakst, including 20 coloured by pochoir, 5 colour printed and mounted and 5 plain, lettered tissue guards, black and white and colour illustrations in the text, some restoration to gutter, very minor spotting; original cloth backed boards with vignette printed to centre of upper cover, slight browning, original printed dust jacket with Bakst's design, spine replaced and covers repaired, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  2. Limited edition, one of 500 copies of the American edition; folio, (40 x 30 cm); 56 mounted colour plates (two in-text) and frontispiece portrait; later half black morocco and marbled boards with decorative colour inlays to spine (image from plate 15 of book), gilt lettering, marble and morocco slipcase (glued along one edge). A fine copy.

    £3,200
  3. First edition, folio (41.3 x 28.5 cm); photographic portrait frontispiece, & 77 plates tipped-in (including 50 colour); very occasional marginal spotting; original publisher's half vellum over marbled boards; small stains to vellum.

    £4,500
  4. 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.

    £950
  5. Manuscript letter in French on blue card with signed envelope; small 8vo (9 x 11.6 cm); card headed with address '112 Boulevard Malesherbes [Paris]', signed 'Leon Bakst' and dated '16 Janvier 1914', with autograph envelope stamped and addressed to 'Miss Ella Hepworth Dixon. 6 St Jame's Terrace, Regents Park, London'; slight wear top of envelope but otherwise in very good condition

    £1,500
  6. First edition. Limited to 650 copies. Folio (32 x 25 cm).136 pp. , 48 colour illustrations, 357 in half-tone, publisher's red cloth gilt, spine lightly faded, an excellent copy.

    £950
 

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