Lot 231 of 429:
Signed by Anna Pavlova  

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Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Anna Pavlova
Author:
Svetloff, Valerian
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
M. de Brunoff, Publisher
Date:
1922
Description:

194, [2] pp. Translated from the Russian but A. Grey. Numerous plates in color or photogravure, plus illustrations in the text, some mounted; from photographs, drawings, paintings, costume designs, and other sources, tissue guards; woodcuts by D. Galanis. 33.5x26 cm (13¼x10¼"), original wrappers with glassine, marbled boards slipcase. No. 113 of 300 copies. First Edition in English.

Signed by prima ballerina Anna Pavlova on the half title, and also signed by the publisher in the limitation-page. A beautiful tribute to the great Russian dancer of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world. She toured South America, India and Australia.

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Condition:
Wear to slipcase, rubbing to edges; glassine tattered with spine perished; wrappers spine worn and darkened, splitting vertically, ends chipped; darkening to untrimmed page edges; internally quite clean and lovely.
 
Item number:
305342
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