Russian Ballet Through Russian Eyes

Russian Ballet Through Russian Eyes
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Vladimir Kameneff. Jacket design by Vladimir Polunin.

London. Russian Books and Library. 1936. First edition. Blue buckram-bound boards with red title labels to front board and spine, dust jacket heightened with silver. 42 pages. 220 x 145mm (8 x 5"). 0.2kg. . English. Very good; jacket is lightly rubbed with some light marks to surface, spine darkened, a few small nicks and tears with the occasional small 1cm area of loss, not affecting the main front image, some small tape repairs to verso of jacket, not price-clipped; light browning at hinges of endpapers.

Scarce in the dust jacket designed by Vladimir Polunin. Polunin was a Russian scene painter living in London. He had worked for Diaghilev as his chief scene painter. The text contains a discourse on the successes and innovations of Col. de Basil's Russian Ballet in relation to the glory days of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The author was a keen follower of Russian Ballet having grown up in Russia and followed Diahilev's productions in Paris and London.