BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.  The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. London: Benn Brothers, 1923.

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BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.
The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. London: Benn Brothers, 1923.

Sold for US$ 1,912 inc. premium

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.
The Designs of Léon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. London: Benn Brothers, 1923.
Folio (385 x 288 mm). Preface by André Levinson. Illustrated with a full-page portrait of Bakst after a drawing by PABLO PICASSO; 54 mounted color plates after designs by Bakst with captioned tissue guards, and 2 other mounted decorations. Blue morocco gilt by Asprey & Garrard, figural decoration of a dancer in costume on the top cover in white, green, red and pale pink morocco inlays and gilt, top-edge gilt, watered silk endpapers. Corners slightly rubbed, light foxing.

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED, one of 1000 copies, this copy unnumbered and out-of-series, finely bound by Asprey & Garrard with inlaid morocco image of the title role. These costume and set designs were executed for the 1921 revival of the ballet in London.
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