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Les Facheux. Comédie-Ballet

Braque. Molière

Paris. Maurice Gonon Editeur. 1971
The publisher's announcement for Braque's illustrations and designs for Diaghilev's production of Molière's Les Facheux.

A collection of reminiscences of those who worked on Diaghilev's 'Les Facheux', adopted from a work by Molière. The ballet featured sets and costumes designed by Braque, music by Georges Auric, choreography by Nijinsky's sister Nijinska, all after an initial idea of Boris Kochno. The text is by Cocteau and Laloy. The plates for this announcement / proof copy are all with the perforated stamp 'SPECIMEN'.
Folio. Half-title, printed title in two colours and 3 colour plates by Georges Braque of which 2 are double page. Original publisher's printed wrappers with design by Braque, loose in original publisher's coarse-weave cloth ('Grass-cloth') portfolio with title 'G. Braque' reproducing Braque's signature and cloth tie.
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