Mikhail Mordkin and his Russian Ballet [SIGNED]
New York: Hardman, Peck & Co., 1926. First published. Softcover. Signed and dated by Mikhail Mordkin in foredge margin of first page, next to reproduction of "Hebraic Melodies" scene. Quarto. 10 leaves. Original sewn black stiff wraps with embossed gilt lettering and gilt framed b/w print laid to cover.
Promotional brochure featuring the US performances of Mordkin's Russian Ballet, produced by Hardman, the "official piano of Mikhail Mordkin and his Russian Ballet," as stated on inside front cover. Includes a photo-illustrated advertising of G. Georges, the "World's Most Famous Theatrical and Historical Boot and Toe Ballet Slipper Maker" and personal outfitters to Mikhail Mordkin (photo with facsimile acknowledgment and signature of Mordkin. A typed 1926 praise of Hardman pianos on inside back cover, also with facsimile signature of Mordkin.
Illustrated with ten b/w offset reproductions of performance scenes of the Mordkin Ballet, for example Lake of Swans, Bacchanale Grecque, Vera Nemtchinova in Carnival, Souvenir of Roses, Cupid in Camp, the Italian Beggar among others. Features two endpiece illustrations by Bernice Oehler and includes a chronology of "the busy career" of Mikhail Mordkin at rear. Block & Endicoff concert schedule for the 1926/27 season on inside back cover. Very light sunning of 1/8" strip along top of front page. Some rust of staples and Japan paper for minor repairs at two places of gutter. Very good + condition. Item #49787