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Les Biches by Sergei Diaghilev  

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Les Biches

Diaghilev, Sergei and Marie Laurencin


Éditions des Quatre Chemins



2 volumes. [32]; [6] pp. Volume I with 13 plates, 11 in color after drawings and paintings of Marie Laurencin, two b&w portraits, one of Nijinski by Cocteau and a second portrait of Francis Poulenc by Marie Laurencin; Volume II with 24 plates from photographs. Tissue guards. Cover designed by Marie Laurencin. 28.5x22.5 cm (11¼x9"), original wrappers with illustrated jackets. No. 224 of 335 copies 260 of which were for sale; one of 200 copies on Arches vellum.

Includes essays by Jean Cocteau and Francis Poulenc.

Lot Amendments

A bit of toning to covers; several detached plates

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