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  1. 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.

  2. Folio (42 x 34 cm). Decorated title page, IX, 41 plates with colour illustrations tipped in, each plate with a printed sheet of text. Publisher's cloth folder with decorative colour embossing on upper board; slightly spotted.

  3. The hinged lid applied with a parcel-gilt silver plaque engraved in French 'The President of the French Republic Émile Loubét', below an enamel seal of the French Republic with crossed French and Russian flags, the lid further applied with a spray of tobacco leaves and a trompe l'oeil cigar band, raised bead and leaf tip borders, the sides applied with silver fleurons, the hinged front with keyhole escutcheon engraved with details of the Saatchi & Mangoubi tobacco company, its cover with the Imperial Russian arms, the silk-lined interior with two tiers of hinged trays, the underside of the lid with gilt French inscription 'Suppliers to the Court of his Majesty the Emperor of Russia, Company of the Tobacco Factory, Saatschy & Mangouby, St Petersburg' beneath the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard, with original key
    width 33cm, 13in.

  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.

  5. First edition; elephant folio (73.6 x 54 cm); title, dedication leaf, 4pp. of text, 10 plates with tissue guards on China paper with full margins by Cadolle lithographed by Deroy, Joly, Lemaitre, Fragonard, Renoux, Jacottet, Dupressoir and others, subscriber's list, text foxed, some spotting to plates; contemporary half red morocco and red boards, spine with gilt tooling, some wear to spine, corners bumped.

  6. First edition, limited edition of 500 copies, this copy hors serie; 4to, illustrated with 30 plates by Grigoriev with tissue guards; publisher's special binding for the owner of half vellum over boards, title gilt stamped to upper cover as well as 'The Moscow Art Theatre...Special Edition by Order of Morris Gest'.

  7. Two parts in one vol; 4to (29 x 22.5 cm).; frontispiece engraved by Fr. Juegel, Berlin, after Koslofskoi [Kozlovskiy, Mikhail Ivanovich], St. Petersburg, engraved title with vignette map engraved by C. Taettnig, 14 pp. incl. letterpress title, 42 numb. subjects engraved on 14 plates; title, [19]-30 pp., subjects numb. 43-66 on 5 engr. pl. -- in all engr. frontispiece, engr. title and 19 plates; light spotting to frontispiece and title, blanký leaf possibly lacking at end of part 1. Contemporary blue boards, white paper spine with printed paper label; spine slightly chipped, boards a bit soiled and faded.

  8. First edition; small 8vo (16 x 12 cm); original wrappers designed by M. Dobuzhinsky, four scorch marks from early 'protector' on title-page and index leaf, slight age toning, overall an excellent copy.

  9. First edition, one of only 200 copies; small 4to (17 x 12.7 cm); foreword by Nikolai Assev, original printed wrappers, stains to covers, cover detached from spine, text block detached from covers, without any restoration, in a custom make black morocco and cloth clamshell box, text in gilt to spine.

  10. Lifetime edition; 8vo (190 x 140 mm.); illustrated by V. Andreev, patterned endpapers, marbled edges; art nouveau style illustrated boards, red cloth spine with gilt title, a very good copy.



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