signed first edition Original wraps
1922 · Paris
by Leon Bakst
Paris: M. De Brunoff Editeur, 1922. Original wraps. Very Good. The 1922 signed/limited of this elegant collection of Leon Bakst designs for the ballet "La Belle au Bois Dormant" ("Sleeping Beauty"). #236 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH LEON BAKST AND THE PUBLISHER DE BRUNHOFF at the limitation. Clean and VG+ in its original, decorative light-brown wrappers, with very mild wear and creasing along the spine and its hinges, and very light offsetting at the front panel's edges. Folio, deckled edges. Includes 54 magnificent tipped-in color plates by Bakst, all in Fine condition (having been well-protected by their captioned tissue-guards). "Ballet en Cinq actes d'apres le conte de Perrault -- Musique de Tchaikovsky -- Preface d'Andre Levinson" (from the title page). Also includes a solid, very serviceable example of the publisher's uncommon original slipcase, which has been neatly --and professionally-- reinforced with black tape along the edges and spine. Its lovely decorative panels of gold and blue still bright and in full evidence. A wonderful example of Ballet Russes design from one of its founders, the great Leon Bakst.
(Inventory #: 17003)