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23. [BALLETS RUSSES, OPERA RUSSE BAKST, BENOIS, MARTY, GOLOVIN, VOGEL]

Comœdia Illustré, 5 issues 1909–1914, part of them from Sergej Lifar’s library.

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A) Comœdia Illustré N° 10, the 1st year.

La Saison Russe 1909, Opera et Ballet, Paris, May 15, 1909. Official Program:

32 x 25 cm; P. 282–287, [2]. Saddle stitch binding.

The front cover with watercolor by L. Bakst in gold decorative frame by L. Vogel.

Text block is decorated throughout with ornamental frame, partly gold. Several photographs of F. Chalyapin, A. Pavlova and V. Nijinsky.

Inserted newspaper clipping with pencil note „Figaro“, dated June 11, 1959.

Wrappers in protective transparent paper leaf, heavily rubbed. Text block minorly yellowed, staples lost, 2 pages are glued together, loss of the pages.

In fair overall condition.

 B) Comœdia Illustré N°16, the 3rd year, May 15, 1911. Ballets Russes at the Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt: Rusalka.

31,5 x 24,8 cm; P. 480–516, [8]. Saddle stitch binding. Coated stock edition.

Sergej Lifar’s library stamp in the upper ouer corner of the 1st page.

The article about «Rusalka» by A. Rolland with photographs of dancers.

Tiny losses of the corners of the front cover. Text block slightly yellowed.

Complete copy is in very good condition.

 C) Comœdia Illustré N°15, the 6th year, May 5, 1914.

31 x 24,5 cm; P. 700–719, [31]. Saddle stitch binding.

The front cover with photograph of L. Massine as „Josef“ in the gold ornamental frame. The article about «Balletts Russes» with photographs of dancers, including T. Karsavina, L. Massine, M. Fokine.

Wrappers and text block are slightly rubbed and soiled. Text block is slightly rubbed and soiled. Complete copy is in very good condition.

 D) Comœdia Illustré N°18, the 2nd year, June 15, 1910. Supplement “Ballets Russes”.

31 x 24,5 cm; P. 500–510, 521–525, 528–531, [8], Saddle stitch binding.

The front cover with photograph of E. Ghelzer in the gold ornamental frame by L. Vogel. Sergej Lifar’s library stamp in the upper ouer corner of the 1st page. On the inside numerous photographs of dancers, including M. Fokine.

Wrappers and text block are rubbed and soiled. Staples lost. P. 511–520 lost. In fair overall condition.

 Supplement:

Comœdia Illustré: Special issue: Saison Russe 1910, Opéra and Ballet, Paris, June 15, 1910.

32 x 25 cm; [12] pp.: ill. Saddle stitch binding.

Wrappers are illustrated with costume designs by L. Bakst: the front cover with sketch for „Sheherazade“ in gold ornamental frame by L. Vogel, the back cover with costume design of „Eunuch“ for „Sheherazade“. Text block is decorated throughout with gold ornamental frame and photographs of dancers, including A. Pavlova, E. Ghelzer, T. Karsavina, I. Rubinstein, V. Nijinsky, and illustrations: 2 ill. by Alex. Benois: set design for the 1st act of „Giselle“ and set design for „Sheherazade“. 1 double-sided colorful costume design for „Sheherazade“ by L. Bakst in unique ornamental frame by L. Vogel. 1 set design for „The Fire Bird“ by A. Golowin.

Wrappers are rubbed, staples lost. Text block is slightly rubbed and soiled. In fair overall condition.

E) Comœdia Illustré. Special issue N°18, the 3rd year, May 15, 1911.

31,5 x 24 cm; P. 556–566, 575–594, [19]. Saddle stitch binding.

Sergej Lifar’s library stamp in the upper ouer corner of the 1st page.

The article about performance „Le Martyre de St. Sebastien“ with photographs of V. Nijinsky, another article about Ballets Russes with photographs of V. Nijinsky, T. Karsavina, B. Nijinska, M. Fokine. The edition contains 4 ill. by A. Marty, including 3 drawings of Ida Rubinstein in „Le Martyre de St. Sebastien“, „Danse des Charbons Ardents“, „Passion“. 1 photograph of set and costume design for „Narcisse“ by L. Bakst.

Wrappers are rubbed, the back cover and staples lost. Text block is slightly soiled. P. 567–574 lost. In fair overall condition.