The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst

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    First Edition.

    41cm x 28cm. 51 pages, 77 plates (50 colour, 4 folding), photographic portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. Original half vellum, decorative papered boards, gilt and white lettering, top edge gilt.

    The major monograph of Russian painter, scene, and costume designer, Leon Bakst (1866-1924). The first in English, published alongside a French edition, L’Art Decorative de Leon Bakst, in the same year. Appreciation by Arsene Alexandre. Notes on the ballets by Jean Cocteau. Translated from the French by Harry Melvill.

    Repair to top edge of lower board, rear endpaper and rear fly leaves. Plate 12 with very minor <1cm closed tear to tail edge. Very Good Condition.

    $3,500.00 AUD

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