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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 175

    BALLET -- BALIEV, Nikita Feodorovich and N.E. Efros. Teatr Letuchaia Myshi. [Theatre de la Chauve-Souris]. St. Petersburg: Solntse Rossii, [1918]. 4° (283 x 235mm). Illustrated throughout with photographic portraits, many tipped-in as issued, after M.A. Sakharov, and P. Orlov. (Light even browning.) Original brown cloth with illustration pasted on the upper side (light wear). FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY. And 3 annuals, illustrated by Soudeikine, Benois, Remisov, and others, in original wrappers (some wear), for French and American tours c.1923-1925. DIAGHILEFF, Serge de. Souvenir. Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. New York: Metropolitan Ballet Company, [1916]. 4 ° (305 x 228mm). Printed within decorative borders. 15 chromolithographs after Bakst, one of these double-page, and photographic portraits. Original grey stitched covers, upper side blocked with a design after Bakst, printed in gilt (light wear). AN EXCELLENT COPY, finely illustrated with Bakst costume designs. OPERA PRIVE DE PARIS -- 2 Programmes: 'Kitège' and 'Tsar Saltan'. Paris: Opéra Privé de Paris, [1929]. 2 vols, 4° (315 x 245mm). Tipped-in chromolithographs after Korovin and Bilibin. (The second named with some browning and offsetting.) Original colour illustrated wrappers after a design by Bilibin (the first with light soiling, the second browned and with the wrappers detached but present). ANNA PAVLOVA -- 5 Souvenir Albums. New York, London, Amsterdam: various publishers, 1920s. 5 vols, 2° (c. 305 x c. 225mm). Illustrated throughout. (Occasional light soiling, one with marginal dampstain.) Original stitched or stapled wrappers, one with a chromolithograph tipped on the upper side (mostly light wear and soiling, one dampstained). Souvenir albums for tours in the US, UK and Germany by one of the most famous prima ballerinas of the period. COMOEDIA ILLUSTRE -- Comoedia Illustré. Number 15, 18, 19. Paris: Comoedia Illustré, 1911. 3 vols, 4° (318 x 247mm). Illustrated throughout. (Minor wear.) Original stapled colour-illustrated wrappers (light wear). Issue number 15 is devoted to the Saison Russe, while the cover of number 18 shows a striking colour illustration of Natalia Trukhanova. And another. (16)

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    BALLET -- BALIEV, Nikita Feodorovich and N.E. Efros. Teatr Letuchaia Myshi. [Theatre de la Chauve-Souris]. St. Petersburg: Solntse Rossii, [1918]. 4° (283 x 235mm). Illustrated throughout with photographic portraits, many tipped-in as issued, after M.A. Sakharov, and P. Orlov. (Light even browning.) Original brown cloth with illustration pasted on the upper side (light wear). FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY. And 3 annuals, illustrated by Soudeikine, Benois, Remisov, and others, in original wrappers (some wear), for French and American tours c.1923-1925. DIAGHILEFF, Serge de. Souvenir. Serge de Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. New York: Metropolitan Ballet Company, [1916]. 4 ° (305 x 228mm). Printed within decorative borders. 15 chromolithographs after Bakst, one of these double-page, and photographic portraits. Original grey stitched covers, upper side blocked with a design after Bakst, printed in gilt (light wear). AN EXCELLENT COPY, finely illustrated with Bakst costume designs. OPERA PRIVE DE PARIS -- 2 Programmes: 'Kitège' and 'Tsar Saltan'. Paris: Opéra Privé de Paris, [1929]. 2 vols, 4° (315 x 245mm). Tipped-in chromolithographs after Korovin and Bilibin. (The second named with some browning and offsetting.) Original colour illustrated wrappers after a design by Bilibin (the first with light soiling, the second browned and with the wrappers detached but present). ANNA PAVLOVA -- 5 Souvenir Albums. New York, London, Amsterdam: various publishers, 1920s. 5 vols, 2° (c. 305 x c. 225mm). Illustrated throughout. (Occasional light soiling, one with marginal dampstain.) Original stitched or stapled wrappers, one with a chromolithograph tipped on the upper side (mostly light wear and soiling, one dampstained). Souvenir albums for tours in the US, UK and Germany by one of the most famous prima ballerinas of the period. COMOEDIA ILLUSTRE -- Comoedia Illustré. Number 15, 18, 19. Paris: Comoedia Illustré, 1911. 3 vols, 4° (318 x 247mm). Illustrated throughout. (Minor wear.) Original stapled colour-illustrated wrappers (light wear). Issue number 15 is devoted to the Saison Russe, while the cover of number 18 shows a striking colour illustration of Natalia Trukhanova. And another. (16)


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