WORLD OF ART GROUP -- Zhar Ptitsa. Ezhemesiachnyi literaturnyi khudozhestvennyi zhurnal. N. 1-14. [Firebird. A Monthly Literary Artistic Journal. Nos 1-14. All published.] Paris and Berlin: Russian Art, 1921-1926. 14 issues in 13 parts, all but the last bound together in 3 volumes, 4° (304 x 232mm). Illustrated throughout, including some colour plates mounted on leaves with printed captions. Issue 14 in the original printed wrappers, the rest bound in dark green half-morocco preserving the original illustrated wrappers (spines evenly faded, wrappers trimmed, issue 14 with text block detached and with some wear at the extremities and some dampstaining on the lower side). Provenance: Lilly Diedrichs (signature).
FIRST EDITIONS. A VERY GOOD, COMPLETE SET OF THIS INFLUENTIAL PERIODICAL. 'Perhaps the most famous of post-revolutionary art journals, whose contributors threw new light on the development of Russian art at the beginning of the twentieth century' (Fekula). 'Even separate issues of the magazine, let alone complete sets of its issues, are a great bibliographic rarity' (Vengerov). An essential work of reference, it includes contributions from Somov, Benois, Grigor'ev, Bakst, Goncharova, Bilibin, Lukomskii, Diaghilev, Shukaev, Makovskii, and all the members of Mir Iskusstva. Fekula 5742; Vengerov, Staraia Russkaia Kniga, 105. (4)