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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to dance, including ballet and all other manifestations of the terpsichorean muse.

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  1. Black Incantation. 50 Danseurs et Chanteurs D'Afrique. Direction Artistique Rikar.
    Striking image in sepia, black, yellow and green by Castelli Aubin. Scarce and striking poster for a Black "Ballet" written by the musician/artistic director Fonseca-Nou Ka Sonj Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 82513

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  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .
    First UK photoplay edition, published to coincide with the release of the 1933 Paramount Pictures film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. With the scarce jacket featuring Charlotte Henry, who played Alice in the film. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 112676

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  3. From the Ball Room to Hell.
    Early printing of this fascinating anti-dance treatise directed against the waltz craze that was sweeping America. Faulkner, described on the title page as "formerly the Proprietor of the Los Angeles Dance Academy and ex-President of the Dancing Masters' Association of the Pacific Coast", converted "from a dancing master... Learn More
    £30

    Stock Code: 102862

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  4. California Theatre - La Loie Fuller - Original 1896  Performance Programme.
    A remarkable survival, a flimsy folded single-sheet programme produced for Fuller's two shows at Al Hayman's California Theatre in November 1896. Fuller's Serpentine Fire Dance had made her the toast of avant garde Paris, earning her the respectful soubriquet "La Loie Fuller"; drawn by Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Whistler,... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 93928

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  5. [Original illustrated manuscript] "Giselle: A Romantic Ballet In Two Acts. Presented by Les Ballet St Trinian's."
    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  6. Quintet: Five American Dance Companies.
    First edition, first printing. The five dance companies featured are the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Eliot Feld Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The front free endpaper is signed by Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Eliot Feld. With four loosely... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 89608

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  7. Der Tanz Der Zukunft. (The Dance of the Future.)
    Rare first edition of Duncan's 1903 Berlin address that became the manifesto of modern dance, and was a volley of modernist feminism fired across the bow of the traditional art world. Coupling Nietzchean philosophy with Greek classicism, Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated in the body itself... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 83693

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  8. Dancings.

    Dancings.

    Paris: 1922

    First published in an edition of 500, plus 25 copies hors commerce, this one of 15 offered on Madagascar - the third tier of the edition - and here accompanied by a nearly complete suite - it lacks two of the duller images - of the illustrations offered with the 10 copies on Japon imp Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 81635

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  9. Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake.
    First edition. Inscribed on the half-title; To Dr. George Liberman, thank you for keeping me alive for 28 years, from Eubie Blake, May 8th 1973. Eubie went on to live for another 10 years. Lively recollections of the great Vaudeville Dixie Duo, composers of Shuffle Along, the first Broadway musical show by and about African-Americans.... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 77087

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  10. Dancers Under My Lens. Essays in Ballet Criticism.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, For Maria Gambarelli, a small token of gratitude for her kindness to the writer. With every good wish, from, Cyril W. Beaumont, August 19 1949. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 79712

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