• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 386

    DANSE -- MEYER, Adolphe de. Nijinsky. L'Après-midi d'un Faune. 1912. New York and London: Eakins Press and Dance Books [c. 1983]. Folio (460 x 355 mm.). 33 palladium prints of various sizes (most c. 220 x c. 180 mm.) by Richard Benson after Adolphe de Meyer. (Occasional light scattered spotting not affecting the print). Publisher's original cloth-covered binding, printed label on the upper cover (label lightly spotted).

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    DANSE -- MEYER, Adolphe de. Nijinsky. L'Après-midi d'un Faune. 1912. New York and London: Eakins Press and Dance Books [c. 1983]. Folio (460 x 355 mm.). 33 palladium prints of various sizes (most c. 220 x c. 180 mm.) by Richard Benson after Adolphe de Meyer. (Occasional light scattered spotting not affecting the print). Publisher's original cloth-covered binding, printed label on the upper cover (label lightly spotted).

    DELUXE ISSUE, number 34 of 250 copies only, signed by the printer Richard Benson. A luxurious publication reproducing de Meyer's very rare photographs of this groundbreaking choreography. The original edition of the photographs, published in 1914, is known to exist in only 3 examples. With:

    ANTHONY, Gordon. Ballet. Camera Studies. London: Geoffrey Bless, 1937. Small folio (315 x 255 mm.). 95 photographic reproductions. Original red and white cloth, spine lettered in gilt (lacking the rare dust-jacket, light soiling, a trace of fading on the upper cover). FIRST EDITION. And: 4 other related works: Vuillermoz's Clotilde et Alexandre Sakharoff (Lausanne: 1933); Lifar's Tanets (Paris: 1937); Levinson's Paul Valéry philosophe de la danse (Paris: 1927); and Levinson Meister des Ballets (Potsdam: 1923); (all in original bindings with some wear).
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