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Ivan Bilibin Russian Fairy Tales Art Nouveau 1st 1912 Ivan Bilibine Wonder Tales For Sale
*** - Russian Wonder Tales by Post Wheeler, Litt.D. Secretary of the American Embassy at St PetersburgIllustrated by Ivan BilibinFirst US editionPublished by The Century Co., New York October 1912
Hardback in publisher’s original tan cloth, multi-coloured designs to upper board and spine, 12 colour plates (on coated paper), decorative initials, xix, 323 pages. Approximate size 8.5 x 6.6 inches (21.5 x 16.9 cm). This uncommon collection of Russian fairy tales, by the American diplomat George Post Wheeler, includes the distinctive work of Ivan Bilibin (1876-1942), one of the most influential illustrators and stage designers of the 2oth century.Born in St Petersburg, and a student of the Russian artist Ilya Repin, Bilibin first gained renown in 1899 with his illustrations for a series of Russian fairy tales (a selection of which appears in this book, by special permission of the Imperial Russian Government). He went on to design the 1909 production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel in Moscow, among others, and helped stage numerous operas and ballets in Paris, where he lived for some years. The twelve beautiful illustrations in this volume demonstrate the influence of Russian folklore and folk arts on Bilibin’s work, as well as his interest in traditional Japanese prints and the Art Nouveau style.
A somewhat elusive title, hard to find in any condition. Published the same year as the first British (A. & C. Black) particular copy is inscribed George A. Znamensky – probably George Alexandrovich Znamensky (1890-1975), author of several Russian readers, including Conversational Russian: A Beginner’s Manual and Elementary Scientific Russian Reader, published in America.Contents include: Tzar Saltan, Wassilissa the Beautiful, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Tzarevich Ivan, the Glowing Bird and the Grey Wolf, Maria Morevna, Martin the Peasant’s Son, The Feather of Finist the Falcon, The Frog-Tzarevna, Schmat-Razum, Little Bear’s-Son, Wassily the Unlucky, and Tzarevich Petr and the Wizard. With a Foreword on the Russian Skazki, plus Prefatory Letter by Dr L. Casso (Imperial Russian Minister of complete and intact. A little finger-marking, smudging and soiling intermittently throughout (mostly to margins), occasional heavier staining, several consecutive leaves (including one plate) with nick, several other consecutive leaves (including one plate) with light crease across lower corner, minor separation between a few pairs of gatherings, two closed tears, slight bumping to tips. Two plates pulling at hinge (with a little paper pulled away), five plates with a little soiling to margins. Endpapers with very slight foxing; front free endpaper with previous owner’s name (as above); hinges with a few small splits. Edges of page block with scratching, a few small marks; lower corner with usual shelf-soiling. Binding loose. Boards and spine as shown; cloth worn through slightly at corners, chipped and badly worn at head and foot of spine (with a few small glue repairs).
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