[BAKST, Leon (1866-1824)], REAU, Louis, et al . Inedited Works of Bakst . New York: Bentanos, 1927.

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First edition, number 3 of 600 copies of the beautifully produced series of plates immortalizing the famous costume designs of Bakst, the first artistic director of the Ballet Russes. His stage designs and the exotic, vibrantly chromatic costumes were very influential in fashion. The plates record, among other creations, those for The Sleeping Princess, Daphnis and Chloe, The Marvelous Night, Fantastic Shop, Boris Godunov . Folio (330 x 250mm), with 30 full-page illustrations, of which 20 coloured by hand or pochoir and many highlighted in silver, 13 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissue guards, and illustrations and decorations in text (plate 26 loose, some faint marginal spotting). Original pictorial boards, dust jacket with one of the coloured illustrations repeated on upper cover (dustjacket with new paper spine and with repairs to the top band of upper side and around spine ends and corners).