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  1. Limited edition, one of 450 copies for America, this being number 79, 4to (33.5 x 27 cm); title-page in black and red designed by Goncharova who also designed the tail-pieces, frontispiece of Diaghilev, 66 plates tipped in on grey paper after Bakst, Benois, Fedorovsky, Golovin, Goncharova, Larionov, Picasso, Sert, Roerich, Sudeikin and others, mostly in colour, some slight foxing to prelims; original marbled boards and white cloth spine with title in gilt, spine extremities bumped, a good copy.

    £2,000
  2. Limited edition, one of 25 copies on japon impérial, from a total edition of 345; 4to (24 x 17 cm); translated by André Gide and Jacques Schiffrin, signed 'J. Sch' on the limitation page, foreword by Gide, illustrations in colour by Shukhaev including 7 plates hors-texte, with two additional suites of 19 illustrations each, loose in a separate portfolio, one in colour on japon and one in black on chine, with tissue guards, a.e.g.; 20th century fine binding by Hélène Cauchetier, full green morocco with original wrappers bound in, upper cover with playing card motif inlay design of various colours, doublures with green patterned paper guards, green marbled endpapers, chemise and slipcase, extra suites in a corresponding chemise, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  3. Two original watercolour drawings in pink and black over pencil, signed in black ink in lower right corner and numbered '2' and '4' respectively, on wove paper, watermarked 'J. Perrigot' (42 x 32 cm).

    £15,000
  4. First edition, folio (32 x 24.5 cm); 16pp., illustrations by Sudeikin and Remizov; original printed wrappers designed by Sudeikin with hand-colouring, an excellent copy.

    £650
  5. 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
  6. First edition, one of 500 copies, of which 100 were hors commerce; small 8vo (190 x 102 mm); some pages uncut, internally fresh; in the original printed wrappers, lower wrapper discoloured, spine partially split but still holding, an excellent example without any restoration.

    £3,950
  7. 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
  8. 8vo (20 x 13 cm); [iv], xxiv, 262 pp., [5], biography of Krylov written by P. A. Pletnev, 25 hand-coloured full-page lithographs by Ulyanov including a frontispiece, plates on various colour paper, minor staining to text block, title foxed; original hand-coloured lithographic boards dated 1848, spine skilfully rebacked, retaining most of the original design, some wear to boards but overall good copy.

    £3,500
  9. 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
  10. 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
 

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