BAKST, LEON. 1866-1924. ARSENE, ALEXANDRE, AND JEAN COCTEAU. L'art decoratif de Leon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913.

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Lot 180
BAKST, LEON. 1866-1924.
ARSENE, ALEXANDRE, AND JEAN COCTEAU.
L'art decoratif de Leon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913.

Sold for US$ 5,325 inc. premium

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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BAKST, LEON. 1866-1924.
ARSENE, ALEXANDRE, AND JEAN COCTEAU. L'art decoratif de Leon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913.
Folio (398 x 266 mm). Portrait frontispiece and 77 tipped-in plates (50 in color). Vellum, gilt, minor rubbing;
WITH: Typed Letter Signed ("De Brunoff") from the publisher regarding the missing aquarelle, 1 p, 4to (380 x 215 mm), on "Comedia Illustré" pictorial letterhead. Fold creases, corners bent, toning.

DELUXE EDITION OF 80 COPIES, this one without the original watercolor by Bakst. The included letter from the publisher de Brunoff to the original owner explains that this example was made without the original watercolor, describes the scarcity of the watercolors due to Bakst's long illness, and says that the vendor of the book, a Mr. Calavas, was mistaken in saying that an original watercolor would be provided upon the artist's recovery.
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BAKST, LEON. 1866-1924. ARSENE, ALEXANDRE, AND JEAN COCTEAU. L'art decoratif de Leon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913.
BAKST, LEON. 1866-1924. ARSENE, ALEXANDRE, AND JEAN COCTEAU. L'art decoratif de Leon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913.
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