London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
BAKST -- ALEXANDRE, Arsène and Jean COCTEAU. L'Art Decoratif de Léon Bakst. Paris: Maurice de Brunoff, 1913. 2° (400 x 275mm). Title printed in red and black. Mounted photogravure portrait frontispiece, 77 mounted plates, all but one after Bakst, 50 printed in colour and 4 folding, head- and tailpieces after Bakst. Original half vellum gilt, Bakst signature in facsimile on the front board, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (vellum lightly soiled). Provenance: small shelf ticket on the front pastedown.
FIRST EDITION of this luxurious, richly illustrated publication with full page reproductions of Bakst splendid designs.
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