Iacovleff, Alexander, and Elisseeff, Serge. [Kabuki]. Le Théatre Japonais.

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5th December 2023, 19:00
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Paris: Jacques de Brunhoff, chez Jules Meynial, 1933.
Folio (387 x 283 mm). 32 plates by Iacovleff and in-text illustrations.
In French.
Original printed wrappers. Copy № 355 of 500 numbered copies.
In “Kabuki”, Iacovleff and Elisseeff describe and illustrate the beauty of this classic Japanese drama.
Alexandre Iacovleff (1887-1938) was a Russian-born painter and educated at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. He was an active participant in the Russian art scene, particularly in his work as part of art magazine and movement Mir iskusstva, but left Russia in 1917 to begin a long period of traveling around the world. Between 1917 and 1919, he traveled to Mongolia, China, and Japan, eventually settling in Paris in the early 1920s, and later travelling again throughout Asia and Africa as official artist of Citroen expeditions.
Serge Elisseeff was a Russian-French professor at Harvard University who was one of the leading scholars of Japanese studies in the United States. He attended the University of Berlin and finished his degree at Tokyo Imperial University (now University of Tokyo), where he was the first Western graduate to study Japanese and first Western graduate student.
Slight browning to wrappers and spine, slight front wrapper and spine jam and small loss of spine, a little wear to spine ends.
Plates and text – fine. Overall good condition.