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La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traite Historique de la Danse... Tome Premiere [-Troisieme]
A La Haye Chez Jean Neaulme 1754. Three volumes. 12mo. Full modern light tan morocco with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, inner dentelles gilt, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching custom-made morocco box. 1f. (title), [i]-xxxii (preface), [iv] (contents), [1]-168, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 180, [xvi] (index) pp.; 1f. (title), 168, [xii] (index) pp. Provenance: The collection of the well-known dancer and dance historian Angene Feves. Small tear to pp. 39/40 in Vol. I repaired. A crisp, clean, near-fine copy overall.. First Edition. Cortot p. 43. Magriel pp. 28-9. Beaumont p. 53. Derra de Moroda 515. RISM BVI p. 196. "An excellent and reliable work consulted by all historians of the dance... The first part is devoted to the dances of antiquity; the second, to the rise of the ballet in France from Catherine de Medici to 1643. The concluding chapters are comments on the artistic faults of the ballet of the day with suggestions for their eradication." Beaumont "One of the most important histories of the dance, quoted by Noverre and many dance historians." Derra de Moroda
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