Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized folio and 382 illustrations, including 70 in color. From Diaghilev's launching of the Ballets Russes in 1909 until his death twenty years later, he was the central figure and the motive power of one of the most extraordinary experiments in creative cross-fertilization Europe has known since the Renaissance. This biography brilliantly documents one of the great moments in modern culture. Tight binding.