Lot 222: (PERFORMING ARTS / RUSSIA / THEATER.) Gozzi, Carlo. Printsessa Turandot. Teatral''no-tragicheskaii kitaiskaia skazka v 5 aktakh.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (PERFORMING ARTS.) Gozzi, Carlo. Printsessa Turandot. Teatral''no-tragicheskaii kitaiskaia skazka v 5 aktakh. [Princess Turandot. A Dramatic Tragic Chinese Tale in 5 Acts]. 2 full-page photographic portraits of Vakhtangov, 22 black-and-white and 12 color full-page plates, with tissue guards, and many smaller illustrations in the text, showing photographs of the production and sketches for costumes and scenery by I.I. Nivinskii. Folio, rebound in gilt-lettered red patterned cloth; original Cubist design wrappers bound in, front cover chipped and reinforced on verso, heavy dampstain to lower outer corner through preliminaries. Moscow & Petrograd: Gosizdat, 1923
Notes: first edition of this commemorative account of Vakhtangov''s famous production of Turandot at the Moscow Arts Theatre. He never got to see the actual production as he fell terminally ill at the time it opened and could only direct a few performances from his hospital bed. Compton, 106; Hellyer 134; Rowell & Wye 493.