3 June 2009
BAKST -- LEVINSON, André. L'Oeuvre de Léon Bakst pour La Belle au Bois Dormant, ballet en cinq actes. Paris: M. de Brunoff, 1922.
4° (395 x 290mm). Lithographic portrait of Bakst after Picasso, 54 colour-printed plates after Bakst mounted on card with printed tissue guards. Original wrappers, spine and upper side printed in gilt (spine with some creases), in the original slipcase covered with green paper, spine printed in gilt (spine browned, extremities rubbed, two joints starting to split). Provenance: Léon Bakst (inscription to:) -- Maurice and Jacques de Brunhoff.
FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION COPY, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY BAKST TO HIS PUBLISHERS: 'À mes très chers amis et collaborateurs Maurice et Jacques de Brunhoff en toutes reconaissance pour cette magnifique édition pleine de bon goût'. Number 2 from an edition of 500 copies signed by Brunhoff and Bakst; presumably Bakst kept copy 1 for himself.
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