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Leon Bakst illustrated books

 

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  1. First edition, number 30 of 325 copies, numbered and signed by the editor M. de Brunoff; 4to; text in French, woodcuts by D. Galanis, 22 plates with tissue-guards, numerous in-text illustrations and photographic reproductions; contemporary red pebble-grain morocco, upper cover with gilt lettering and calligraphic flourish, raised bands, spine panels with gilt sultana centerpiece, gilt titling, mustard yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed, modern marbled paper slipcase, a fine copy.

    £2,000
  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. Limited edition, number 217 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.

    £3,750
  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, 4to, an additional 66 pages of illustrations tipped in. Pages untrimmed, illustrations and decorations, many by Bakst, some in colour. Original pale-green cloth boards, with gilt illustrative decorations to front and spine, spine faded.

    £2,500
  7. 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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