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

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

Sold for US$ 2,167 inc. premium
BAKST, LÉON. 1866-1924.
The Designs of Leon Bakst for the Sleeping Princess. London: Benn Brothers Limited, 1923.
Folio (395 x 305 mm). 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. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, t.e.g., minor shelfwear and slight soiling to spine, double-page plate 31 creased with small chip to corner.
Provenance: Philip C. Duschnes (bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown).
FIRST EDITION, one of 1,000 copies, this copy unnumbered and out-of-series. Reproduces Bakst's costume and set designs for the 1921 London production of Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, the designer's final collaboration with Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes.

WITH: PROPERT, W.A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe. London: John Lane, 1921. 47 tipped-in color plates of design drawings by Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, Benois, Delain, Goncharova and others, with 23 other plates. Publisher's cloth-backed marbled paper boards, rubbed, corners bumped, toning.
Provenance: purchased from Maggs Brothers, London.
LIMITED EDITION, number 400 of 500 copies.
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