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    Sixty-Eight Full-Page Color Plates by Léon Bakst

    [Léon Bakst]. André Levinson. The Story of Léon Bakst's Life. London: The Bayard Press, 1923.

    First British edition. Limited to 315 numbered copies, of which this is number 46. Folio. 240 pages. Sixty-eight full-page color plates with printed tissue guards. Many color and black and white illustrations with the text. A Bakst color print has been mounted to the rear fly leaf.

    Full original vellum over boards. Some discoloration to the boards. Uniform soiling to vellum. Very good.

    Léon Bakst was a revolutionary Russian painter who mentored the likes of Marc Chagall. He was elected to the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1914. The Story of Léon Bakst's Life is a gorgeous and rare biography of Bakst written by French art journalist André Levinson.

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