1913 · London
First English edition (a French version was published the same year). Large Folio. Original vellum decorated with gilt and marbled paper sides.
Complete with 76 tipped-plates, of which almost fifty are full color This is a fine copy and rare in this condition.
Published as the Ballets Russes was achieving its full flowering. Includes reproductions of Bakst's early designs for L'Oiseau de feu, Le Dieu Bleu, L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune, Cleopatre, Scheherazade, La Peri and many others. Ten years later, several other works on Leon Bakst were published, but none matched The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst in beauty or scope. This was the first deluxe publication on Bakst to be published in England (Inventory #: 983826)