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    Thirty Illustrated Plates
    by Léon Bakst

    [Léon Bakst]. Inedited Works of Bakst. Essays on Bakst by Louis Réau, Denis Roche, V. Svietlov and A. Tessier. New York: Brentano's, 1927. First edition. Octavo. 127 pages. Limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this copy is unnumbered. Thirty plates of Bakst's art, twenty hand-colored using the pochoir method. Captioned tissue guards. Additional illustrations by Bakst in-text, some tipped in. Large decorated initials. Original quarter cloth with illustrated front board. In dust jacket with pochoir-image affixed to front panel.

    Boards rubbed, chipped, and soiled. Rear board with dampstaining. Small cellophane tape stains and lift on front endpapers. Textblock over-opened at pages 34, 86, and 104. Plates VII and VIII coming loose. Plate XX with additional support along gutter. Some text and image off-set to adjacent pages. Pages with edge wear, occasional minor stains, soiling, or smudging, not affecting images. Dust jacket with edge and fold wear, small edge tears and fold separations. Overall a very good copy. From the collection of Pat and Michael York.


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