Decorative Art of Leon Bakst 1913

PBA Galleries

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Lot 10: (Bakst, Leon) Author: Alexandre, Arsene. Title: The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst. Place Published: London. Publisher: Fine Art Society. Date Published: 1913. Description: (x) , 51 pp. Portrait frontispiece and 77 tipped-in plates (50 color). (Folio) 40x27 cm (153/4x101/2") original publisher's half vellum over marbled boards, vellum ruled in gilt, black leather label on spine, Bakst's autograph in facsimile on front cover. First Edition. The earliest of the major works on Leon Bakst, with notes on the ballets by Jean Cocteau. Printed at the De la More Press. Leon Samoilovitch Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and is best remembered for his set and costume designs for the Ballets Russes. Condition: Some light wear and soiling to vellum, restorations to spine and hinges; internally near fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $3000-$5000
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