London: E. Curton, 1847. De Moroda p. 125. Magriel p. 96. Niles and Leslie p. 91. OCLC 5030447."A translation of La danse des salons (1847), this manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is followed by discussion of round dances - the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps, and waltze à deux temps - as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille. The manual contains eighty-three figures for a series of dance games, called the cotillon (also known as the German or German cotillon). The manual includes eight full-page prints by Paul Gavarni." Worldcat.. Octavo. Original publisher's decorative full dark pink blindstamped cloth boards with title and illustration of a dancing couple gilt to upper. 1f. (title), [iii]-xii (dedication and contents), [i]-iv (preface), -140, -149 (appendix) pp. With a number of full-page illustrations of couples in various dance positions throughout. Boards somewhat worn, rubbed, bumped, stained, and faded. Slightly foxed throughout, heavier to some leaves and illustrative plates; occasional chipping to edges; minor annotations to lower margin.
(Inventory #: 25362)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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