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11392. [Bal des 4'Z'Arts] Rapin, Henri. (1873 - 1939).
1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts Ticket

Paris: Imprimerie Modern Style. P. Marmy. Oversize elaborate printed invitation to the 1911 Bal des Quat'z'Arts. The design by the French painter, illustrator and decorator H. Rapin, featuring a highly stylized illustration on Babylonian themes. 19 x 33 cm. Dampstained along the lower edge, left edge and upper margin chipped with a few small losses, else fine. Read More...

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Attractive postcard portrait of great choreographer by noted American caricaturist, Hirschfeld, who has boldly signed in blue ink next to the image. Very fine. 4.2 x 6 inches.

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16659. Baldessari, John. (b. 1931).
"Three Figures (With Manhole)" - Signed Postcard

Signed postcard of the American conceptual artist's work "Three Figures (With Manhole.)" He has signed on the verso. Slight smudge to the signature, otherwise fine. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).

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12250. Baldwin, James. (1924 - 1987).
Struck Lodestone - SIGNED TO ISHMAEL REED

California: Artists' Resource Center. 1976. First Edition. California Bay Area Poets & Others in poems by Mary R. Rudge. 4to. 52 pp. Metallic illustrated covers, fine. An interesting volume of poems and drawings by "Alameda Poet Laureate" of poets and luminaries (Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Rosa Parks, Snyder etc.), this copy signed and inscribed in ink by James Baldwin to the American poet Ishmael Reed on the portrait of Reed "For Ishmael, with all my love. Jim Baldwin." Read More...

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16686. [Ballet Russe] Swanson, George Allen. (1908-1962).
Rostova and Youskevitch in "L'après-midi d'un faune"

Watercolor on paper, signed 'George Alan Swanson' lower right, titled and inscribed 'Igor Youskevitch / Lubov Rostova' upper left, signed 'George Alan Swanson', titled, and inscribed 'Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo / Lubov Rostova / Igor Youskevitch' upper left.  16 x 12 3/4 in. (sight), 22 1/2 x 18 in. (frame). Beautifully framed. Read More...

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15586. [Ballets Russes].
Original 1936–37 American Season Program

Original souvenir program from the 4th American season (1936–37) of Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo, featuring a striking color cover illustration of a knight by Natalia Gontcharova. The contents include photographs of stars and conductors including Leonine Massine, Lubov Tchernicheva, David Lichine, Antal Dorati, Efrem Kurts, and others; an 8-page color section with costume and set designs by Gontcharova, Cecil Beaton, Picasso, Leon Bakst, Raoul Dufy, and others; and a final 3-page section showing the dancers on tour—building sandcastles and engaging in various other more frivolous forms of entertainment. 64 pp. Wrapper detached from the block; edge wear to the cover; internally fine and overall in very good condition. 9.75 x 12.25 inches (24.5 x 31 cm). Read More...

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15168. [Ballets Russes].
Comœdia Illustré No17: La Saison Russe a l'Opéra - June 1910 Special Issue

Revue Artistique bi-mensuelle - 2ème année - N°17 - 1er juin 1910. A fine example of the opulent special issue of the illustrated magazine devoted to the second Russian Ballets Russes season in Paris performed at the beautiful building of the Grand Opera, featuring illustrations by Leon Bakst and photographs of Nijinsky, Ida Rubinstein, Tamar Karsavina, Anna Pavlova, Michel Fokine, Catherine Gheltzer, Lubov Tchernicheva, Fokina and many others. The cover bears a striking costume design by Bakst, while the bound-in souvenir program shows Tamar Karsavina and Nijinsky in Sylphides. The 1910 repertoire of the Ballets Russes, listed on the first page, included L'Oiseau de Feu (in its first performance), Shéhérezade, Carnaval, Orientales, Giselle, Cléopatre, Les Sylphides, Le Festin, and Danses Polovtsiennes du 'Prince Igor," with music by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schumann, Borodin, and others. The season's troupe included Karsavina, Fedorova, Rubinstein, Fokine, Fokina, and Nijinsky and Nijinska (in their second season with the company). The program also includes many pages of decorative Parisian advertising. Read More...

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14211. [Ballets Russes].
"Saison Russe" - Two 1911 Special Issues of Comoedia Illustré

Numéro Spécial: n°16 & 19 / 3ème année. Two special issues of the illustrated magazine dated May 15, 1911 and July 1, 1911 and including features on the Saison Russe, with pictures of Nijinsky, Cecchetti, and other dancers, and coverage of the new ballets Scheherazade and Petrouchka. An illustrated article on "La maison des danseuses" includes drawings of ballerinas Anna Pavlova, Tamar Karsavina, and Lydia Lopokova. Further articles on opera, concerts, and the theatre are supplemented with many photographs, illustrations, and advertisements. 37 pp. (480-516) and 42 pp. (600-641). Some wear to the covers, the second issue with a few small tears and the cover detached; a few clippings have been removed inside; otherwise overall in very good to fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (21.7 x 31.7 cm).

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16462. [Ballets Russes].
Souvenir Serge De Diaghileff's BALLET RUSSE - Original 1916 Tour Program

An important piece of ballet history, an original 1916 souvenir program from the first American tour of the Ballet Russe, with full-color illustrations of costumes by Leon Bakst (and others). 9 x 12 pages. 36 pages, with many full-color illustrations and photographs, including a photograph of Nijinsky in Spectre de la Rose and Bakst's Nijinsky as Faun. Program includes ballet descriptions, an itinerary, and 2 pgs of ads. Pages are of thick ivory uncoated paper, cover is thick mottled brown paper, with embossed gold art and letters. This is a particularly rare copy, in that it features the superb illustration of Nijinsky in Scheherezade by Robert Montenegro on the cover. This is the more uncommon variant of the program, which is more commonly found with a different illustration on the cover. Edge wear to the cover with a small loss to the lower right and some toning, partial separation along the spine; overall very good. 9.25 x 12.25 inches (23.3 x 31.3 cm).

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10114. [Ballets Russes] Bakst, Léon Samoilovitch. (1866 - 1924).
Original Tunic from the 1910 Ballets Russes "Schéhérazade."

A printed cotton tunic, designed by Leon Bakst in 1910 for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes' 'Schéhérazade', of rust-red and blue satinised cotton, printed with silver droplets and golden stripes, prestud fastened to neck, the hem edged in tousled silver braid. The costume for an aide-de-camp to Shahriar, the design illustrated in "The Art of Ballets Russes: The Serge Lifar Collection of Theater Designs, Costumes, and Paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum" (Schouvaloff), p. 64. Provenance: Sotheby & Co, 3rd March, 1973, lot 52. Read More...

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3258. [Ballets Russes] Beaumont, Cyril W. (1891 - 1976).
A History of Ballet in Russia (1613-1881)

London: C.W. Beaumont. 1931. First edition. 8vo. 140 pp. including index and illustrations. Black cloth binding with gold decoration. 32 illustrations in b/w, preface by Andre Levinson. A few scuffs to boards, overall in fine condition. A very attractive copy of this important book by the eminent dance historian and critic.

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7095. [Ballets Russes] Goncharova, Natalia Sergeevna. (1881-1962).
Costume Design for a Sea-Monster from SADKO

Gouache and watercolor over pencil on paper laid down on board. Inscribed in Russian (upper left and lower left) and with a collector's stamp (lower right). 16.5 x 10.4 inches (41.9 x 26.4 cm). Matted and framed to 37 x 54 cm. Read More...

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3260. [Ballets Russes] Gregor, Joseph & Fülöp-Miller, René. .
Das russische Theater. Sein Wesen und seine Geschichte mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Revolutionsperiode.

Zürich/Leipzig/Wien: Amalthea. 1927. First edition. Large 4to. 31 x 23 cm. 137 pp. plus illustrations (48 plates in color, 357 in black and white). Gold-stamped red cloth boards. Joints worn, spine extremeties chipped and faded, internally in very good condition throughout. Rare.

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9918. [Ballets Russes] Karsavina, Tamar. (1885-1978) [Danilova, Alexandra. (1903-1997)].
Theatre Street - INSCRIBED TO ALEXANDRA DANILOVA

London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1930. First edition. An extraordinary association copy of the autobiography of Nijinsky's dance partner at the Ballets Russes, inscribed to the inheritor of her mantle, the great ballerina Alexandra Danilova. Her account of her early life at the Imperial Ballet School, and her subsequent career at the Marinsky Theatre and the Ballets Russes. 341 pp. Foreword by J. M. Barrie, plain photographic illustrations, publisher's green cloth, lettered gilt on the spine, inscribed on the front free endpage to Alexandra Danilova: "Dear Choura, whom I remember with love, Tamara." In good shape apart from a tear at the top of the spine and one photo plate page which is separated. Read More...

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15583. [Ballets Russes] [Karsavina, Tamar. (1885–1978)].
Le Theatre No. 249. Numero special. 1909.

Paris: Manzi, Joyant, & Cie.. 1909. Special number of the Parisian cultural magazine, focusing on the 1911 season of the Ballets Russes. No. 298, Mai (II) 1911. The decorative cover features a color image of Tamar Karsavina as the Firebird; featured inside are more photographs from The Firebird, including a frontispiece with Michel Fokine and Alexis Boulgakov as the frightening Koschei; a set design for The Firebird by Leon Bakst; photographs of Nijinsky in Scheherezade, Sophie Fedorova in Cleopatra, Fokine and Fokina together in costume, and Ludmilla Schollar curtseying in a tutu; and further texts and photographs on the theatre and opera performances of the season. 24 pp. Front wrapper detached, with a large diagonal tear affecting the image, and heavy edge wear to the front and back wrappers; internally fine; overall good. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35.3 cm). Read More...

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Original program from a performance of the Russian Ballet (Ballets Russes) at Covent Garden on July 22, 1911. The program featured the legendary dancersTamar Karsavina and Nijinsky in some of their most celebrated roles, including Scheherezade,  Le Pavillon d'Armide and Les Sylphides. 4 pp. One heavy vertical folding crease and some light soiling; overall in very good condition. 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 24.5 cm).

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14369. [Ballets Russes] [Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889-1950)] Bolm, Adolph. (1884-1951) & Revalles, Flore. (1889-1966).
Souvenir Serge De Diaghileff's BALLET RUSSE 1916 Tour Program - SIGNED

An original 1916 souvenir program from the first American tour of the Ballet Russe, with full-color illustrations of costumes by Leon Bakst, photographs of the dancers, signed by principal dancers Adolph Bolm and Flore Revalles. Bolm has signed below a photograph of himself firing a bow as Prince Igor; Revalles has signed below a photograph of herself in an oriental costume and dated Baltimore, November 14, 1916. The program contains many full-color illustrations and photographs, including a photograph of Nijinsky in Spectre de la Rose and Bakst's Nijinsky as Faun, ballet descriptions, an itinerary, and 2 pages of ads. Pages are of thick ivory uncoated paper, cover is thick mottled grey paper, with embossed gold lettering and an attractive illustration of Nijinksy in Scheherezade. 36 pp. Heavy edge wear to the covers, which are detached from the pages; internally in very good condition overall. 9 x 12 inches (23.5 x 31.5 cm).

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Opulent original program from a 8ieme Saison performance of the Ballets Russes at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on May 17, 1913. In the newly opened theatre, just two weeks before the infamous premiere of The Rite of Spring, Diaghilev's celebrated company performed the popular ballets of the previous few seasons: L'Oiseau de Feu, Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune, Le Spectre de la Rose, and Danses Polovtsiennes du "Prince Igor," to music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Weber, and Borodin. The orchestra was conducted by the young Pierre Monteux. Scenery and costumes were by Bakst, Golovine, and N. Roerich. The program, lavishly decorated with gold, includes portraits of the principal dancers (including Nijinsky, Nijinska Bolm, Karsavina), fashion plates, and stylish advertisements. The cover features a boldly colored image by Fyodor Fedorovsky of Koschei from The Firebird.  Read More...

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Program, unsigned
Dance
Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Cie. 1909. Special number of the Parisian cultural magazine, devoted to the Saison Russe of 1909. No. 249, Mai (I) 1909. The decorative cover features a color image of Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova in Le Pavillon d'Armide; featured inside are photographs of Feodor Chaliapin in Rimsky-Korsakov's Ivan the Terrible; Michel Fokine, Vera Fokina, Tamar Karsavina, Vera Karalli, Pavlova and Nijinsky, and other singers, actors, and dancers of the Russian companies; and set designs by Roerich and Golovine. 24 pp. Archival tape repairs to the spine and one corner; some light soiling and toning, with one small tear to the back wrapper; overall in fine condition. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35.3 cm). Read More...

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Paris: Manzi, Joyant, & Cie.. 1909. Special number of the Parisian cultural magazine, devoted to the Saison Russe of 1909. No. 249, Mai (I) 1909. The decorative cover features a color image of Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova in Le Pavillon d'Armide; featured inside are photographs of Feodor Chaliapin in Rimsky-Korsakov's Ivan the Terrible; Michel Fokine, Vera Fokina, Tamar Karsavina, Vera Karalli, Pavlova and Nijinsky, and other singers, actors, and dancers of the Russian companies; and set designs by Roerich and Golovine. 24 pp. Front wrapper detached with some edge wear; back wrapper lacking; internally in fine condition and overall very good. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35.3 cm). Read More...

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