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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to all aspects of dance, including classical, ballet, folk, and modern.

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  1. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
    BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.

    London : 1923

    First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 144128

  2. L'oevre pour La Belle au bois dormant.
    BAKST, Leon. L'oevre pour La Belle au bois dormant.

    Paris : 1922

    Signed limited edition, number 435 of 500 copies signed by Bakst and the publisher on the limitation page. A richly illustrated volume, depicting the costume designs by Bakst for Sergei Diaghilev's ballet La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty), which premiered at the Alhambra Theater in London in 1921. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 141708

  3. The Designs for the Sleeping Princess.
    BAKST, Léon. The Designs for the Sleeping Princess.

    London : 1923

    First edition in English, number 64 of 1,000 copies, of which 500 were for distribution in the USA; first published in French by Brunoff, Paris, 1922. Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes production of the Sleeping Beauty, for which Leon Bakst designed the costumes and set, was first staged in London in 1921 at the Alhambra Theatre, as "The Sleeping Princess".... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 118924

  4. The National Ballet.
    HASKELL, Arnold. The National Ballet.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, with 21 signatures in blue ink on the endpapers from members of the pioneering generation of the 1940s Sadler's Wells Company, of this wartime publication by British dance critic Arnold Haskell who, together with Dame Ninette de Valois, was influential in the development of the Royal Ballet School.

    The autographs... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146585

  5. Der Doktor Faust.
    HEINE, Heinrich. Der Doktor Faust.

    Hamburg : 1851

    First edition of Heine's "dance-poem" based on Goethe's classic tale. "It was during a very dark period in Heine's unhappy life that the notion of producing a Faust of his own once more took hold of his mind. Already more than half-blind and crippled by the stroke which his fearful state of mind about his uncle's will had precipitated in March 1845,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143688

  6. 148447
    MOSS, Howard - GOREY, Edward. Instant Lives.

    New York : 1974

    First trade edition, first printing. A humorous take on the lives of famous painters, authors and performers such as James Joyce, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Mozart and Gertrude Stein. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 148447

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