The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Gray coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured embossed title to the front panel and backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with dark orange coloured title to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the front fold over panel. The full repertoire of the Bolshoi Ballet in the early part of the 1950s. Ballets include The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and 12 other ballets. The photographs within the text as, by and large, being taken from actual performances. Each ballet principal dancers and choreographers of the particular ballet. Softening of the backstrip edges with a little bumping of the book corners. Faint foxing to the cloth of the boards, with aged toning and faint scattered foxing to the textblock edges. Offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers and faint age toning to the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top backstrip edge. Triangular piece missing from the lower edge of the backstrip and there are two tears to the top dustwrapper edge. Browning of the dustwrapper panels with faint browning to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 203,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Dance; Ballet; Russia; 1950s; Inventory No: 0119458.