Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. The Moscow Art Theatre. Boris [Grigoriev Grigor'ev, Louis Réau, Clare Sheridan, André Levinson, Claude Farrère, André Antoine.

Boris Grigoriev. Faces of Russia. The Moscow Art Theatre

London: 1924. Grigoriev, Boris. Special edition by order of Morris Gest. Folio, 37 x 28 cm. Publisher's gilt boards, vellum spine and corners. 100, [3] pages, 2 leaves. With 29 brilliant color and black and white illustrations, tipped to mats and separated with tissue guards, one final full page plate bound in and numerous vignettes. Tissue guards browned, slightly affecting the mats, but not the plates, binding a little dust-soiled, otherwise fine. An unnumbered copy from a stated limitation of 500. Inscribed by the theatrical producer Morris Gest to Herbert Fleischhacker, a prominent San Francisco businessman. Gest brought Constantin Stanislavsky's Moscow Art Theatre to America in 1923, and they toured repeatedly during the decade following. The illustrations include designs for "Boris Godounov," "Lower Depths," "Brothers Karamazov," "Cherry Orchard," from the company's repertory, as well as Grigoriev's monumental "Faces of Russia" cycle. Item #32455

Price: $2,250.00