London: J. Lehmann. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. 88 pages; Some toning to endpapers, otherwise Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with a chip at head of spine. Carlotta Grisi was one of the four great Ballerinas of the age of the Romantic Ballet,and the favourite of the poet Theophile Gautier. It was for her that he conceived Giselle, and she created the name part when this, the most famous of all Ballets, was originally put on at the Paris Opera in 1841. One of the most distinguished dancers of today, Serge Lifa, has collected all the facts that are known about her life and ... has made a charming narrative which fits her perfectly against the background of her time. The book is illustrated in collotype with 16 lithographs of the romantic ballet. . (Inventory #: 40377)
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