Russian Ballet Through Russian Eyes

Russian Ballet Through Russian Eyes
 Russian Ballet Through Russian EyesRussian Ballet Through Russian Eyes 

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.