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The Dance Goes On  -  The Life and Art of Elizabeth Twistington Higgins MBE, Alexander, Marc
1 Alexander, Marc The Dance Goes On - The Life and Art of Elizabeth Twistington Higgins MBE
Kingsley, Hampshire Leader 1980 0907159001 / 9780907159001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The New Zealand author first met the ballet dancer, who was completely paralysed by polio, when he was working at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and when he became a journalist he met her again, twenty years later, he found that although she was still paralysed she had won herself an independent life as an internationallly famous painter particularly for her dance pictures. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.81 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The Dance Goes On  -  The Life and Art of Elizabeth Twistington Higgins MBE, Alexander, Marc
2 Alexander, Marc The Dance Goes On - The Life and Art of Elizabeth Twistington Higgins MBE
Kingsley, Hampshire Leader 1980 0907159001 / 9780907159001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine copy with decorative bookplate to front endpaper with complete dustjacket which has a single closed tear to top corner edge. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The New Zealand author first met the ballet dancer, who was completely paralysed by polio, when he was working at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and when he became a journalist he met her again, twenty years later, he found that although she was still paralysed she had won herself an independent life as an internationallly famous painter particularly for her dance pictures. *** NOT EX LIB *** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.81 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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Ballet Impromptu  -  Variations on a Theme, Ambrose, Kay
3 Ambrose, Kay Ballet Impromptu - Variations on a Theme
London Golden Galley Press 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Ambrose, Kay 
Gold titles and decoration on blue boards which has small mark to back but no wear. A large format volume of 96 pages. Illustrations by the author including 6 full colur plates and coloured endpapers of sketches of Les Ballets des Champ Elysees. Comprises: The Classroom; Relaxation; Twenty Years of Ballet Rambert; Sketching from Action; Kurt Jooss and His Contemporary Dance Theatre; The Sadlers Wells Ballet; Drawing for Dancers Only; The Ballet Lover; Exotic Dances - Retna Mohini and Ram Gopal; National Dances; Ballets Russes - Baronova, Riabouchinska, Toumanova; The Dancer's Day; Ballet - In Camera - Notes on Photography. Kay Ambrose (1914-1981) was a British artist, writer and director, who illustrated many books on ballet. She became artistic director of Ram Gopal's company, in the same year publishing 'Classic Dances and Costumes of India', then in 1952 became artistic adviser of the National Ballet of Canada, designing around 30 productions for the company before retiring in 1961. 
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The Vic-Wells Ballet  -  Camera Studies, Anthony, Gordon
4 Anthony, Gordon The Vic-Wells Ballet - Camera Studies
London George Routledge 1938 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
White title on black cloth boards which have some marks and wear to spine head and tail. Internally there is foxing to endpapers else unmarked. 24 page introduction by Ninette de Valois. 46 full page photographs of Constant Lambert and famous dancers. 
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The Ballerina, Austin, Richard
5 Austin, Richard The Ballerina
London Vision 1974 01854781439 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket which is plastic protected. The author was for many years the critic for the journal Ballet Today and his book is a study of the dance and the classical ballerinas, seen in terms of aesthetics rather than technique. It serves to place the ballerina within the historical development of her art and in relation to a far wider cultural background than is usual in works of this nature. Full page photographs of Anna Pavlova, Olga Spessivtzeva, Margot Fonteyn and Natalia Makarova. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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Josephine, Baker, Josephine and Bouillon, Jo
6 Baker, Josephine and Bouillon, Jo Josephine
London W.H. Allen 1978 0491024533 / 9780491024532 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with usual age toning to page edges with dustjacket which has a little creasing to top edge. xiii + 302 pages. 25 illustrations. The French called her La Baker, the epitome of all that was exciting from the 1930's on. The toast of two continents, she could be found at night, dressed in her fabulously elaborate gowns and headdresses or just her famous banan costume, receiving standing ovations at the Folies-Bergère. Hers is a dramatic story, and legends about her life and loves were legion, then and now. But only one person knew the real story of Josephine - herself. This is her book. Nearly completed before her death in 1975, it has been added to by her husband, Jo Bouillon, her sister, several of her adopted children, and her close friends. 
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Balanchine's Festival of Ballet, Balanchine, George and Mason, Francis
7 Balanchine, George and Mason, Francis Balanchine's Festival of Ballet
London W.H. Allen 1978 0491020376 / 9780491020374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xxiv + 838 pages. 80 illustrations. This book, which gives the scene-by-scene stories of 404 classic and contemporary ballets, is probably the most valuable and informative one of its kind ever published and demands a place in every ballet library. It narrates the story of all ballets of importance in the past as well as of modern ballets. The descriptions include commentary on how to enjoy the ballet, a brief history of the ballet with a chronology of outstanding events from 1469 to today, a chapter on ballet for children and careers in ballet, and a revealing sketch of the author, showing how he became a ballet master and choreographer. An illustrated glossary and notes and comments on dancing, dancers and choreography complete this essential companion for anyone interested in the Ballet. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.59 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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A Short History of Ballet, Beaumont, Cyril W.
8 Beaumont, Cyril W. A Short History of Ballet
London C.W. Beaumont 1947 Hard Cover Near Fine Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on red cloth boards which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a strip of age darkening to endpapers and a small name to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some small losses and wear and is not price clipped. 40 pages. 29 illustrations. First published in 1933 this small history by the eminent ballet historian is an ideal starting point to learn more about ballet. 
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A Short History of Ballet, Beaumont, Cyril W.
9 Beaumont, Cyril W. A Short History of Ballet
London C.W. Beaumont 1936 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on red cloth boards which arhave minor marks, fading to spine and a little lifting of cloth to lower front. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers and fore edge and to the margins of some pages, an inscription to front endpaper else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. 40 pages. 29 illustrations. First published in 1933 this small history by the eminent ballet historian is an ideal starting point to learn more about ballet. 
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Alicia Markova, Beaumont, Cyril W.
10 Beaumont, Cyril W. Alicia Markova
London C.W. Beaumont 1935 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on cream cloth boards which have very minor marks, fading to spine but no wear. Internally there is a light foxing to endpapers, fore edge and to the margins of some pages and an inscription to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. 25 pages. 12 illustrations. A biography of the famous ballet dancer by the eminent ballet historian. 
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Anna Pavlova, Beaumont, Cyril W.
11 Beaumont, Cyril W. Anna Pavlova
London C.W. Beaumont 1938 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on blue cloth boards which have very minor marks, fading to spine but no wear. Internally there is a light foxing to endpapers, fore edge and to the margins of some pages and an inscription to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. There is also a contemporary postcard of Anna Pavlova from the Tate Gallery stuck to front endpaper. 24 pages. 7 illustrations. A biography of the famous ballet dancer by the eminent ballet historian first published in 1932. 
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Complete Book of Ballets  -  A Guide to the Principal Ballets of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Beaumont, Cyril W.
12 Beaumont, Cyril W. Complete Book of Ballets - A Guide to the Principal Ballets of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
London Putnam 1937 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gold title on black cloth boards which have marks to front and back and wear to spine head and tail Internally there is age darkening to endpapers else a clean, tight and unmarked copy - Very Good. xxv + 1100 pages. 185 illustrations. The magnum opus of the most important Ballet historian of the 20th century. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.7 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. 
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Michel Fokine and His Ballets, Beaumont, Cyril W.
13 Beaumont, Cyril W. Michel Fokine and His Ballets
London C.W. Beaumont 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gold title and decoration on black boards which have a few rub marks and just a touch of wear to spine head. Internally there is a name to front endpaper else a clean, tight and unmarked copy. 170 pages. 26 illustrations. Michel Mikhaylovich Fokine (1880-1942) was accepted into the Saint Petersburg Imperial Ballet School (Vaganova Ballet Academy) at the age of 9. In 1898, on his 18th birthday, he debuted on the stage of the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Paquita, with the Imperial Russian Ballet (now the Mariinsky Ballet). In 1902, he became a teacher of the ballet school. In 1909, Sergei Diaghilev invited Fokine to become the choreographer of his Ballets Russes in Paris. However, Fokine broke off the collaboration in 1912, jealous of Diaghilev's close association with Vaslav Nijinsky. Fokine's years with Ballet Russes were successful, collaborating with other artists to create 'Scheherazade'. Cyril Beaumont details his life and his ballet productions. 
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Serge Diaghilev, Beaumont, Cyril W.
14 Beaumont, Cyril W. Serge Diaghilev
London C.W. Beaumont 1933 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on black cloth boards which have very minor marks but no wear. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers, fore edge and to the margins of some pages and an inscription to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. 28 pages. 7 illustrations. A biography of the famous ballet impresario by the eminent ballet historian. 
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The Diaghilev Ballet in London  -  A Personal Record, Beaumont, Cyril W.
15 Beaumont, Cyril W. The Diaghilev Ballet in London - A Personal Record
London Putnam 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gilt title on black boards which have minor marks but no wear. Internally there is light foxing to fore edge, to the margins of some pages and more so to earlier and later pages else a clean, tight copy. xv + 355 pages. Pictorial endpapers. A most intimate and personal account by the noted ballet critic who saw every season of Diaghilev's 'Ballet Russes' in London, apart from their first two visits in 1911, until their final appearance in 1929. 
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The Vic-Wells Ballet, Beaumont, Cyril W.
16 Beaumont, Cyril W. The Vic-Wells Ballet
London C.W. Beaumont 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on blue cloth boards which have minor marks but no wear. Internally there is an inscription to front endpaper and light foxing to closed edges and endpapers else a clean, tight unmarked copy. 45 pages. 12 illustrations. Ninette de Valois founded the the Vic-Wells Ballet and Vic-Wells Ballet School which was established at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in 1931, later changing the name to the Sadler'sWell Ballet. These would become the predecessors of today's Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School. Ninette de Valois was with the Ballets Russe and after its disbandment following the death of Diaghilev, she employed some of the company's former stars, including Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin. 
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Vaslav Nijinsky, Beaumont, Cyril W.
17 Beaumont, Cyril W. Vaslav Nijinsky
London C.W. Beaumont 1932 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Paper title labels on red cloth boards which have very minor marks but no wear. Internally there is a light foxing to endpapers, fore edge and to the margins of some pages and an inscription to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. 28 pages. 7 illustrations. A biography of the most famous male ballet dancer by the eminent ballet historian. 
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The Ballet Called Giselle, Beaumont, Cyril W. and Mandinian, Edward
18 Beaumont, Cyril W. and Mandinian, Edward The Ballet Called Giselle
London C.W. Beaumont 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Silver title on mauve cloth boards which have age darkening to spine and to portions of boards but no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. 140 pages. 47 illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. The present work is the first attempt, certainly in England, to study the evolution of a ballet from conception to realisation, and to follow it through its main phases of production. The author endeavours to view the ballet from both sides of the curtain, to consider and resolve some of the problems that confront both interpreters and producer, and to explain in detail to the spectator the action of the ballet. Giselle was first produced at the Opera, Paris in 1841 and remains the supreme achievement of the Romantic Ballet. 
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Reminiscences of the Russian Ballet, Benois, Alexandre
19 Benois, Alexandre Reminiscences of the Russian Ballet
London Putnam 1945 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gilt title on green cloth boards which have minor marks to front but no wear. Internally there is a little light foxing to fore edge else very clean, tight and unmarked. xiv + 414 pages. 32 illustrations. Translated by Mary Britnieva. Second impression (first was 1941). Alexandre Benois (1870-1960) Was a designer for the Ballets Russes under Sergei Diaghilev, Benois exerted what is considered to be a seminal influence on the modern ballet and stage design. 
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Fonteyn and Nureyev  -  The Story of a Partnership, Bland, Alexander
20 Bland, Alexander Fonteyn and Nureyev - The Story of a Partnership
London Orbis 1979 085613161X / 9780856131615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Silver title on black boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription and date to front endpaper and some light foxing to half title page and last page else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some wear to edges. 208 pages in large format. 200+ photographs selected by Nureyev and Fonteyn. The author knew both dancers well and has watched them perform from their first appearance together and traces the threads which drew them together, records their many successes and discusses the alchemy of their collaboration.Probably the most photogenic pair in dancing history, their images form an album which serves as a great tribute. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
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