New York/Philadelphia: Richard Davis, 1934. First edition. Wraps. Profusely illustrated souvenir of the Ballet Russes first American tour, with b&w printed photographs of dancers including Massine, Danilova, Riabouchinska, Toumanova, Lichine, and Baronova, and scenery and costume printed color illustrations by Christian Berard, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy and Joan Miro.
Includes a printed insert, "Synopsis of Ballets", with brief descriptions of the following ballets: La Concurrence, Les Presage, Le Beau Danube, Scuola de Ballo, Beach, Le Lac des Cygnes, Petrouchka, Prince Igor and Le Tricorne.
The loosely inserted program is entitled, "The Philadelphia Forum presents for the First Time in Philadelphia, Monte Carlo Ballet Russe, Director General, W. de Basil". It features Les Sylphides, Le Tricorne, and Le Beau Danube, names the individual dancers for this performance, and provides the story lines. Printed on rear wrapper: Artistic Director, Rene Blum; Maitre de Ballet, Leonide Massine; and Regisseur General, Serge Grigorieff. 4 x 5 1/2",  pp, staple bound; crudely opened, o/w very good + condition. Not found in World Cat.
Large 4to,  pp. Bound with blue cord ribbon. Original publisher's glossy gold paper wrappers, title lettered in blue, with Derain drawing of 2 dancers at front wrapper. Wrappers rubbed, with a couple of creases; corners bumped; previous owner inscription in blue ink inside front wrapper; text and illustrations bright and clean. OCLC: 25907918 records 4 copies, at the University Nebraska/Lincoln, University Wisconsin/Madison, California Institute of the Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum. Good + overall. Item #25753