Children's Tales (from the Russian Ballet)
An early Edith Sitwell title with 8 beautiful colour plates
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in quarter buckram with canvas covered boards. 25.5 × 19cm, 78pp.
Edith Sitwell's retelling of tales from the Russian ballet, including The Dance Prelude, Kikimora, Kikomora's Dance, The Swan Princess, The Dragon-Flight, The Dragon's Funeral, and Baba Yaga. The book has colour frontispiece and seven full page colour plates.
A rare first printing in good to fair condition. The buckram binding is rubbed and dull, the inner binding is secure but weakening a little. The contents are in good clean condition. All plates are present and in good order though one has a crease which has now been flattened.