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ST. DENIS, Ruth 1879-1968] Shawn, Ted 1891-1972
Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer & Prophet Being a History of Her Cycle of Oriental Dances... Volume I: The Text [Volume II: The Plates]
San Francisco: Printed for John Howell by John Henry Nash, 1920. Folio. 2 volumes. Original publisher's olive green linen-backed marbled boards with printed title label to spines. Signed by both Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn below limitation statement of each volume. Volume I: 1f. (recto signed limitation statement, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso tipped-in reproduction colour portrait of St. Denis by Max Wieczorek within decorative border), 1f. (recto title in red and black within decorative border, verso copyright), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), v-vii ("Some Reasons for the Making of this Book"), [i] (blank), 1 (half-title), [2] (blank), 3-107, [i] (blank). With fine decorative headpieces to head of each chapter by W.F. Rauschnabel. Volume II: 1f. (recto signed limitation statement, verso blank), 1f. (recto blank, verso tipped-in reproduction colour portrait of St. Denis in The Peacock Dance from a painting by Robert Henri), 1f. (recto title in red and black within decorative border, verso copyright), i-v ("A Complete List of Plates with Notes"), [i] (blank), [i] (half-title) followed by 64 black-and-white illustrative plates tipped-in to rectos with identification to facing page. Outer and lower edges untrimmed. From the library of noted dance collector Leslie Getz (1945-2019), wife of important dance critic Don McDonagh (1932-2019). Bindings very slightly worn and soiled; spine bumped at head. Very occasional minor signs of wear; annotations in pencil to pastedown of Volume I. A very nice copy overall. First Edition. Limited to 350 copies on handmade Italian E … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J and J Lubrano Music Antiquarians (jlubrano) [Syosset, New York, US]
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