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Bakst
London - The Bayard Press, 1923 Book. Good. Hardcover. A biographical work on the famous Russian painter and costume designer, Leon Bakst. Baskt was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, where he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes. This work is adorned with examples of Bakst's work, with his rich designs. Illustrated throughout with 68 plates, 52 being colour lithographs. Numerous vignettes throughout also, some colour and mounted. Collated, complete. Limited edition, number 274 of 315 copies for sale. A scarce and comprehensive work with 240 pages on the artist's life and career progression. This work was written by Andre Levinson, a French dance journalist. Condition: In original vellum boards. Externally, rubbed to the joints and to the extremities. Patches of age toning and spots to the boards which are discoloured. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Large tidemark to the bottom of every page creeping towards the centre of page. Affects some leaves more than others. Does not affect readability. Pages are slightly cockled due to the tide marks. Lithographs are still bright despite tidemarks. Heavy spotting to endpapers. Occasional spot. Overall: GOOD.
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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