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1 ADLER, BILL Fred Astaire, a wonderful life. A biography.
New York Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1987 0881843768 / 9780881843767 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
191 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 
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2 Beaumont, Cyril W. The Sadler's Wells Ballet : a Detailed Account of Works in the Permanent Repertory with Critical Notes
London C. W. Beaumont 1947 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
314 pages, 24 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. Revised and enlarged edition. From the dust jacket: "Thirty ballets in all are described in detail. In addition there are particulars of original casts; names of those responsible for the story, music, scenery, costumes, and choreography; notes on the origin and technical structure of some of the ballets; together with critical observations on details of production and interpretation. " R2165; 314 pages 
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3 BELKNAP, S(ARA) YANCEY compiler Guide to dance periodicals. Volume 10, January 1961-December 1962.
New York Scarecrow Press, 1963 Hard Cover Very Good 
232 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 BELKNAP, S(ARA) YANCEY compiler Guide to dance periodicals. Volume 8, 1957-1958.
New York Scarecrow Press, 1960 Hard Cover Very Good 
circa 400 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
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5 BELKNAP, S(ARA) YANCEY compiler Guide to dance periodicals. Volume 9, 1959-1960.
New York Scarecrow Press, 1962 Hard Cover Very Good 
297 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 BULLARD, BRIAN and, CHARLSEN, DAVID I can dance.
New York G. P. Putnam S Sons, 1979 0399123830 / 9780399123832 Soft Cover Very Good 
Foreword by Melissa Hayden. 127 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wraps, oblong, 10 inches by 8 inches, very good. Photographs introduce dancing and illustrate basic dance steps. From the cover: I Can Dance is a book that not only brings to life the beauty of dance and dancers but also teaches the skills to enjoy ballet itself. It is the first photographic introduction to dance and to basic ballet steps for children. Here are all the major dance positions, a series of stretching exercises, and an innovative set of elementary choreographies for applying them. In a strong and handsome visual format, the photographs focus on a cast of irresistible children and adults who demonstrate the basic ballet steps. Beautifully reproduced, easy to read, I Can Dance is a book bound to delight both the budding dance and the armchair balletomane. Brian Bullard is a young dancer who has performed with several companies and was chosen by Agnes De Mille to dance in two productions. David Charlsen is a writer and publisher. Both authors live in San Francisco. 
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7 CATON, EDWARD, Photographs by ROBERT CHRISTOPHER Ballet class.
London, George G. Harrap & Co. , [1961]. 
[10],11-128p., very well illus., cloth, dj, oblong, 11 1/2" x 9", v.g. 
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8 Clarke , Mary & Clement Crisp The History of Dance
New York Crown Publishers 1981 051754282X / 9780517542828 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
236 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. From the dust jacket: "Richly illustrated with more than 200 black and white photographs and more than 50 color plates, The History of Dance magically brings this allusive art form alive. " R2157 ; 236 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Clarke, Mary and Crisp, Clement Ballet Art: from the Renaissance to the Present
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1978 051753455X / 9780517534557 Softcover Good+ 
144 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, covers rubbed otherwise very good. 8 by 11 inches. From the introduction: "The purpose of this book, however, is to offer some insights into the most sophisticated and stylized form of dancing that has been devised by Western civilization. " R2149 ; 144 pages 
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10 COE, ROBERT Dance in America.
New York E. P. Dutton, 1985 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
248 pages, 4 color plates, approximately 250 illustrations, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, fine. Largely concerned with the modern American dance theater with some historical background. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 COPELAND, ROGER and, COHEN, MARSHALL editors What is dance? Readings in theory and criticism.
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1983 0195032179 / 9780195032178 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
xvi, 583 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "Here is the most comprehensive and best-organized anthology of dance writings ever assembled. The sixty essays here have been selected not only because they represent the work of the finest dance writers in America and Europe but also for the particular questions they pose about the definition of dance, the ways in which dance conveys meaning, the relationship of dance to the other arts, and much more. The book contains contributions by popular critics such as Arlene Croce and Edwin Denby, choreographers such as Noverre, Isadora Duncan, Mary Wigman, and Yvonne Rainer, historians such as Lincoln Kirstein and Selma Jeanne Cohen, and theoreticians such as Mallarme, Susanne Langer, and Paul Valery. Also included are writers not generally associated with dance, among them Roland Barthes (on the semiotics of the striptease), Frank Kermode (on poetry and dance, Eric Bentley (on Martha Graham), and George Bernard Shaw (on 19th century ballet in London)." 
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12 Cournand, Gilberte Beauté De La Danse.
Paris Gautier-Languereau 1977 2217150863 / 9782217150860 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
220 pages, 24 plates, cloth, very good. From the preface: The first part contains the stories of three important ballets produced in Russia by Charles Didelot, and a section devoted to August Bournonville, now made possible thanks to the acquisition of certain material which previously had eluded me. The second part includes the principal works of contemporary choreographers, produced subsequently to those described in the original volumes; these descriptions are therefore amplifications of existing sections. In addition, there are a number of quite new sections: one devoted to the Latvian choreographer, Osvalds Lemanis; accounts of the chief ballets of leading American choreographers; and descriptions of the more important compositions of the younger school of British choreographers. " R2154; 247 pages 
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13 CROCE, ARLENE Afterimages.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1978 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
466 pages, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 
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14 D'AMBOISE, JACQUES; COOK, HOPE and, GEORGE, CAROLYN Teaching the magic of dance.
New York Simmons-Boardman 1983 0671494015 / 9780671494018 Soft Cover Very Good 
122 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wraps, very good. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. 
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15 De Mille, Agnes The Book of the Dance.
New York Golden Press 1963 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by N. M. Bodecker 
Illustrations by N. M. Bodecker. 252 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , cloth, DJ, 8-1/2 by 12 inches, very good. From the dust jacket: "In this lavishly illustrated volume, Miss de Mille tells the story of the dance from earliest times to the present day. Social, ritual, and theatrical dancing - all are explored in a colorful narrative that ranges over the centuries, through palaces, circuses, music halls, opera houses, and today's Broadway theaters. " ; 252 pages 
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16 FONTEYN, MARGOT The magic of dance.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1979 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
326 pages, approximatley 400 illustrations (many in color), cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, very good, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'Dame Margot Fonteyn, (1919-91) English ballerina. Fonteyn was for many years prima ballerina assoluta of the Royal Ballet. Her original name was Margaret Hookham. In 1934 she joined the Sadler’s Wells Ballet School, and in the same year she made her debut as a soloist. She became prima ballerina of the Vic-Wells Ballet in 1935. Fonteyn gained a reputation for expressive acting and versatility, creating such roles as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and Agathe in Les Demoiselles de la Nuit. Her performances in Cinderella, Giselle, Sylvia, and The Firebird were also outstanding. Sir Frederick Ashton created a number of major ballets especially for Fonteyn, among them Symphonic Variations (1946), Ondine (1958), and La Fille Mal Gardée (1960). She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1956. Fonteyn’s international reputation reached an unprecedented height after 1962, when she began her partnership with the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.; 
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17 Franks, A. H. [Arthur Henry] Pavlova. a Biography.
New York Macmillan Company 1956 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Edited by A. H. Franks in collaboration with members of the Pavlova Commemoration Committee. 144 pages, 16 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, shelf wear, otherwise very good. From the introduction: "The primary function of this book is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Anna Pavlova, and to establish a composite but clear picture, both of the ballerina and the woman. " From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "Anna Matveyevna Pavlova, 1881-1931, Russian ballerina. In 1892 she entered the Imperial Ballet School, St. Petersburg. She made her debut in 1899 at the Maryinsky Theatre, but it was only after tours to Scandinavia (1907) and to Berlin and Vienna (1908) that she gained fame. In Paris, Pavlova danced (1909) with Nijinsky in Diaghilev's Ballet Russe; she made her American debut in 1910. Thereafter, until her death, she toured extensively with her own company, working for the first year in partnership with Mikhail Mordkin. Pavlova, considered the greatest ballerina of her time, excelled in Giselle, Chopiniana, and especially in The Dying Swan, choreographed for her by Michel Fokine. Her repertoire included 23 ballets and 80 divertissements. Pavlova's perfect classical technique and ethereal quality brought her universal acclaim. " SR3990D; Ex-Library; 144 pages 
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18 FRASER, JOHN Private view, inside Baryshnikov's American Ballet Theatre. Photographs by Eve Arnold.
Toronto, Bantam Books, 1988 Soft Cover Very Good 
259 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good, meaasures 8-1/2 by 10 inches. 
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19 GEVA, TAMARA Split seconds. A remembrance.
New York Limelight Editions 1984 0879100060 / 9780879100063 First Thus Soft Cover 
360 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. 1st Limelight edition. With a new postscript by the author: From the publisher: 'This picture of a young girl in revolutionary Leningrad and her struggle to become a ballerina is vivid, touching and exciting' - Richard Rodgers. 'A Russian-born dancer who achieved stardom in outstanding U.S. musicals (On Your Toes, Whoopee!, Three's a Crowd, etc.) Not only balletomanes but readers generally interested in personal histories will follow with absorption the ups and downs of Geva's early years before, during and after the Russian Revolution and of her unswerving desire to become a ballet dancer' - The Booklist. 
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20 Gordon, Suzanne Off Balance: the Real World of Ballet
New York Pantheon Books 1983 039451985X / 9780394519852 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xx, 216 pages, 8 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. With photographs by Earl Dotter. Stated first edition. From the dust jacket: "Behind the glitter and illusions of the ballet lie the poignant, often shocking realities of a dancer's life. ~ A compelling advocate of dances and a devotee of ballet, Gordon insists that an art so many people love ought to be more generous to the dancers who make it possible. " 039451985X; 216 pages 
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