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The BALLET THEATRE; First Season - 1940; La Fille Mal Gardee; Giselle; Swan Lake; Les Sylphides; Carnaval; Mechanical Ballet; Jardin Aux Lilas; Dark Elegies; etc.

By [Advanced Arts Ballets, Inc.] Lucius Beebe, introduction; Adolph Bolm, Mikhail Mordkin, Michel Fokine, Agnes De Mille, Bronislava Nijinska, Andree Howard, et al

New York, New York: Advanced Arts Ballets, 1940. First edition thus. Stiff Pictoral Wraps. Very Good. Quarto 12 1/4" tall, saddle stitched, unpaginated; approx. 36 pages, illustrated stiff paper wraps. A near fine, clean, neat program with slight rusting to staples and little shelf wear. interior is very clean. America's first ballet theatre, staged by the 'greatest collaboration in ballet history'; 1940 was its first season. B&W photos of many company dancers; four photos of set design.

$75.00

Metropolitan Opera House; The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; Thursday Evening, March 20, 1939 (program); Carnaval; St. Francis; Bluebird; Gaite Parisienne.

By Leonide Massine, (artistic director); Sol Hurok (producer); Robert Schumann, Paul Hindemith, Jacques Offenbach, Tchaikovsky (music); Michel Fokine, Leonide Massine, (choreography).

New York, New York: Sol Hurok, 1939. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, wire saddle stitch, 16 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, original program with minor shelf wear.

$16.50

Baron At The Ballet

By Baron (Stirling Henry Nahum); Arnold L. Haskell (commentary); Sacheverell Sitwell (foreword)

New York, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1951. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Quarto, 11 1/4" tall, 222 pages, gilt titles on rose cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper just slightly yellowing. In a good moderately worn dust jacket, with an edge chip at the backstrip and flap folds and a scraping at the back panel, with the original price present

$16.50

Ballet: An Illustrated Outline

By Paul Magriel

New York, New York: Kamin Publishers, 1938. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Good +. Octavo, 9 1/3" tall, 47 pages with intertextual illustration, illustrated endpapers, gilt title label on spine and cover, green cloth. A good plus, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition over all with moderate shelf wear, but the green of the cover cloth has faded at the margins, fraying started at the top and bottom edges of the spine, one fore-corner tip rubbed through to boards; binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed. Lacking dust jacket

$65.00

The Story of the Dance

By John Martin

New York, New York: Tudor, 1946. First edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Good. Quarto, 11" tall, 160 pages with "266 superb action photos", silver title and decoration on blue-black cloth. A very good, solid hard cover with minor exterior shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, but one corner bumped, light foxing to the fore-edes; hinges and binding solid, paper white. In a good, edge worn dust jacket.

$9.50

The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance

By Margaret Lloyd

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Sold as an excellent reading and reference copy only . Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xxiii + 356 pages + xxvi pages, black cloth. A very good clean, neat hard cover first edition over all with moderate shelf wear but slight fraying strated at the top and bottom edges of spine; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. In a good, worn dust jacket, chipping at the fold edges with the original price present.

$7.50

A Tribute to Fred Astaire

By Peter Carrick

Salem, New Hampshire: Salem House Publishers, 1984. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 188 pages, black boards. A near fine, clean hard cover first American edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper white but a blush of foxing to the top fore-edge. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket, slightly yellowed with price clipped.

$9.50

Ballet Design: Past and Present

By Cyril W. Beaumont

London, England: The Studio Publications, 1946. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Quarto, 10" tall, xxxi + 216 pages, illustrated throughout mostly in b&w, some color; purple cloth with silver titles. A very good hardcover overall with moderate exterior shelf wear and light exterior soiling, hinges and binding sturdy, paper clean, just slightly yellowed, with light foxing to endpapers and flyleafs. A previous owner's named penned and scratched out on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket.

$16.50

Seymour on Ballet: 101 Photographs

By Maurice Seymour ; Leonide Massine (foreword)

New York, New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy , 1947. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Quarto, 12 1/4" tall, 202 + pages, gilt titles on beige cloth; b&w photographs throughout of ballet productions. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear overall, BUT cover cloth is significantly stained and faded by foxing; interior is very good, clean, hinges and binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$19.00

Nijinsky: The Film "In all the world there is only one perfect word . . ."

By Roland Gelatt ; Herbert Ross (director)

New York, New York: Ballantine Books, 1980. First American edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine / Near Fine. Small folioo, 12" x 12", 72 pages + color plates from fim pages, black cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper white. In a near fine lightly worn worn dust jacket, with the original price.

$25.00

Time Steps : My Musical Comedy Life [signed]
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Time Steps : My Musical Comedy Life [signed]

By Donna McKechnie with Greg Lawrence

New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. Signed and inscribed by McKechnie on the frontispiece. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 289 pages + black and white photographic plates, black boards. A near fine clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear but interior paper lightly yellowed; hinges and binding tight. In a near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket, with the original price.

$19.00

The Illustrated Dance Technique of Jose Limon
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The Illustrated Dance Technique of Jose Limon

By Daniel Lewis; with Lesley Farlow; and Labanotation by Mary Corey, Drawings by Edward C. Scattergood

New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1984. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 208 pages, black cloth. A very good, clean hardcover first edition with light shelf wear and but some color fading to the cover cloth at the bottom edge due to minor dampstaining visible just at the bottom edge; hinges and binding tight, paper clean, cream white. In a good+ edge worn dust jacket with several edge chips and short edge tears, with original price.

$19.00

Dance Has Many Faces / Dance In Its Time: the emergence of an Art Form (two original volumes sold together)

By Walter Sorell

New York, New York: World Publishing, 1951. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good . Very Good/Very Good. 2 individual vols. 1: Octavo, 9 " tall, xvi + 288 pages, brick cloth . A very good, clean, neat first edition hard cover with minor shelf wear and light color soiling at the edges; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a good, edge worn and moderately faded dust jacket with the original price. / 2: Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, brown cloth, ix + 469 pages. A very good, clean, neat first edition hard cover with minor shelf wear; binding solid, paper cream white. In a very good, edge worn dust jacket with the price clipped.

$14.50

An Artist First : an autobiography

By Doris Humphrey ; edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen; introduction by John Martin; foreword by Charles Humphrey Woodford; Chronology by Christena L. Schlundt

Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1972. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Octavo, 9 " tall, xvi + 305 pages, gray cloth. A very good, clean, neat first edition hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper creamn white with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper, light foxing to the endpapers. In a very good, moderately edge worn dust jacket with the original price.

$8.50

Balanchine : a biography

By Bernard Taper

New York, New York: Times Books/Random House, 1984. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Near Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 382 pages. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with lght shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacke with the original price.

$9.50

Apologie de la Danse by F. De Lauze 1623; a treatise of instruction in dancing and deportment given in the original French and with a translation

By F. De Lauze; translated by Joan Wildeblood; music transcribed by Eduardo M. Torner;

London, England: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1952. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good / Good. French and English language text. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 222 pages, black boards. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover edition overall with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with the previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper paper lightly yellowed, BUT with foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers. In a good moderately worn dust jacket with the original price.

$45.00

Gordon Craig on Movement and Dance

By Gordon Craig ; Edited by Arnold Rood

New York, New York: Dance Horizons, 1977. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4 tall, xxiii + 263 pages, illustrated endpapers, brown cloth. A near fine, clean, neat, lightly worn hard cover ; binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, slightly edge worn dust jacket

$19.00

Swing Your Partners : a guide to modern country dancing

By Durward Maddocks

Brattleboro, Vermont: Stephen Daye Press, 1943. Third printing. Original Wraps. Very Good. Originally published in 1941. Octavo, 7" tall, 103 pages, line illustrations throughout, illustrated boards. A very good, clean neat hard cover over all, binding solid, corners lightly rubbed. Lacking dust jacket.

$6.50

Zorina
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Zorina

By Vera Zorina

New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xiv + 302 pages + index + black and white plates, black quarter-cloth. A near fine, clean hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, light foxing to the fore-edges; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with publisher's bookplate on front endpaper, plus copies of publisher's correspondence. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with light wear at the folds, and with original price. A terrific reading copy.

$8.50

Ballet Decade edited by Arnold L. Haskell.

By Arnold L. Haskell (editor)

London, England: Adam and Charles Black, 1956. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 224 pages with intertextual illustration + black and white and color plates throughout, decorative endpapers, red boards. A very good, clean neat hard cover with moderate shelf wear, rubbing at the corners and light exterior soiling ; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, photographs (color and black and white) bright. Without dust jacket.

$8.50

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