Bakst (Leon) - The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst.


Bakst (Leon) - The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst.

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The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst. Appreciation by Arsene Alexandre. Notes on the Ballets by Jean Cocteau. Folio, 41cm, Tipped in portrait, Title, [4] ll, 51p & [12]ll., [1]l, London: The Fine Art Society, 1913.

 Set in Caslon Old Face and printed in black and red on heavy grey handmade paper. 77 tipped-in plates, including 50 in colour. Onamental drawings within the text by Bakst. Bound in half gatskin vellum with gilt extra, green leather spine label titled in gilt, gold top, other edges uncut, marbled papers sides, predominantly gold and green. A fine or near fine copy, with some remnants of the original card box.

Inscribed; 'Au maitre Alfred Beyfus, un souvenir de grande rennaissance et de vive sympathie. Leon Bakst, Paris, 9 Juillet, 1913.'

A MAGNIFICENT BOOK.

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