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Lettres sur la Danse, sur les Ballets et les Arts.
1807 1807 - 4 vols. St. Petersburg: Schnoor 1803-04. With steelengraved portrait of the author. X + 240; [4] + 240; 224; 256 pp. Copy on strong paper with wide margin bound in 2 worn contemporary halfleatherbindings with coloured labels on spines. Binding marked of use, textpages clean; with wormholes on inner backboards and last leaves in both volumes. * Noverre began his career as a dancer in 1743 and he staged more than 80 ballets; from 1755 to 1757 he headed a ballet troupe at the Drury Lane Theatre in London and from 1776 to 1780 he was ballet master at the Paris Opèra; from 1781 to '94 he worked periodically in London. In 1759 he published for the first time his famous work Letters On Dancing and Ballets, in which he explained the principles of the ballet d’action, created through the use of effective mime and dance in cooperation with the composer, choreographer, and the designer.
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