Macdonald General Books, 1980, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
160 pages, listed Ballets and acknowledgements. Photographic title page, being a photograph of New York City Ballet's principal dancer Adam Luders. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and black-and-white illustrations. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine edge. Minor bumping to the head of the spine and quite heavy bumping to the lower. Rubbing to the book corners and heavy shelfwear to the lower book edge. Some marks to the book panels. Gift inscription to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Photographic dust wrapper, showing a ballerina in full flight, against a dark background with white and orange writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. A little rubbing to the dust wrapper panels. A few marks to the verso of the dust wrapper. In this book the author sets out, for a younger reader, the history of Ballet, from court entertainments of Louis XIV at Versailles through to the modern dance of Martha Graham. Of interest are 2 interviews -- one with a ballerina -- Lynn Seymour, about what it takes to be a premier ballerina and the other by George de la Pena who starred as Nijinsky in the film of the same name. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Ballet ; ISBN: 0354044990. ISBN/EAN: 9780354044998. Inventory No: 0104169.