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VERNIER, C[harles]
La Rigolbochomanie
Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari et chez Martinet, 1850. "The idea of it is to dance as wildly, as noisily, as furiously as you can; expose yourself as much as possible if you are a woman; and kick as high as you can, no matter which sex you belong to." (Mark Twain) VERNIER, Charles. La Rigolbochomanie Croquis Lithographiques & Chorégraphiques. Par Charles Vernier. Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari et chez Martinet, [1850].First edition. Folio (13 1/16 x 10 inches; 332 x 254 mm.). Hand colored lithograph pictorial title and thirty superb hand colored lithograph plates. Plate 13 with neatly repaired tear in lower blank margin, some minimal marginal soiling and toning.Mid-twentieth century dark green cloth over blue marbled boards with vellum tips, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Neat contemporary ink gift? inscription on front blank dated 24/12/1860. An excellent copy of this extremely scarce title. Charles Vernier's La Rigolbochomanie, is a collection of satirical cartoons that took its title from the Parisian furor over the dancer Mademoiselle Rigolboche. Called the "queen of the can-can" by dance historian Ivor Guest, she was perhaps better known for her scandalous antics than for the refinement of her dancing. OCLC locates seventeen copies in libraries and institutions worldwide, but from the records all of these appear to be uncolored examples. The Can-Can, or Cancan as in the original French, is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music-hall dance in the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day. Originally dance … [Click Below for Full Description]
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