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BLASIS (Carlo)
Manuel complet de la Danse comprenant la théorie, la pratique et l'histoire de cet art depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours; à l'usage des amateurs et des professeurs. Trad. de l'Anglais de M. Barton sur l'édit. de 1830, par M. Paul Vergnaud. Ouvrage orné d'un grand nombre de Figures et de Musique.
Paris. A la Librairie Encyclopédigue de Roret, 1830. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 12mo (in 6s), 150 x 100 mms., pp. vi, 412, 90 page catalogue of Roret imprints dated January 1847 following text, engraved frontispiece of Terpsichore, 4 folding engraved plates of figures dancing (one with tear in upper margin), 24 pages engraved music, neatly bound in mid-19th century quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards and end-papers. A fine copy. This work appeared in 1820 in London with the title The Code of Terpsichore: the Art of Dancing, published by E. Bull. This French translation appeared almost immediately thereafter. Blasis (?1797 - 1878), an Italian by birth, wrote a number of works on dance and music; the present work covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section devoted to social dances entitled "private dancing." His birthdate is often given as 4 November 1803, which would have made him a precocious 17 when he published in 1820 his first work, Traité élémentaire, théorique, et pratique de l'art de la danse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
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