Sixty-Eight Full-Page Color Plates by Leon BakstAndré Levinson. The Story of Leon Bakst's Life. New York: Brentano's, 1922.
First American edition. Limited to 250 numbered copies, of which this is number 216. 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. Thumbnail-sized portion of the spine has chipped away. Very good.
Leon 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 Leon Bakst's Life is a gorgeous and rare biography of Bakst written by French art journalist André Levinson. A beautiful book which only very infrequently comes up for auction.
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