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21 Martin, John THE DANCE: The story of the dance told in pictures and text / by John Martin, dance critic of The New York Times
New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1946). (1946). Good 
New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1946).. (1946).. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 10-3/4 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], black cloth with an illustration stamped in silver on the front cover. The covers are bumped. 160 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. There is light offsetting to the pastedowns & endpapers with an owner's ink name on the front endpaper. There is foxing to the endpapers, the prelims & the last page of the index. The bottom corner of the contents page is creased. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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22 Migel, Parmenia. GREAT BALLET PRINTS OF THE ROMANTIC ERA.
NY: Dover Publications, Inc., (1981). (1981). Very good 
- Quarto, pictorial wraps. Corners lightly creased; rear wrap lightly spotted. xiv & 109 pp. Profuse full-page illustrations in B&W & color. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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23 Ryan, Grace L.; compiler DANCES OF OUR PIONEERS. Collected by Grace L. Ryan. Music Arrangements by Robert T. Benford
New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, (1939). (1939). Very good 
New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, (1939).. (1939).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The spine is slightly darkened & soiled. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with short tears & small pieces out & with the spine slightly faded. 196 pages. Black-and- white illustrations from drawings by Brooks Emerson & music staves. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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24 Veloz, Frank and Yolanda TANGO AND RUMBA: The Dances of Today and Tomorrow. Described by Veloz and Yolanda
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938. 1938. Very good 
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], blue cloth titled in blue within gilt panels on the front cover & spine, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with its extremities slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with its rear panel lightly soiled & with some darkening to the front panel & spine. 151 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. There is a previous owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Introduction and choreography by Willard Hall. 'With many illustrations from photographs of these two popular dances for which the authors posed." Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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MARY WIGMAN: DIE SPRACHE DES TANZES., Wigman, Mary.
25 Wigman, Mary. MARY WIGMAN: DIE SPRACHE DES TANZES.
Stuttgart: Ernst Battenberg, (1963). (1963). Good Signed
INSCRIBED BY THE DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER MARY WIGMAN TO ANAIS NIN'S CLOSE FRIEND, THE ARTIST RENATE DRUKS - Oblong quarto, 9-1/4 inches high by 11-1/2 inches wide. Color pictorial boards backed with a buff cloth spine. The covers are rubbed & soiled with wear to the edges. There are splits to cloth along the top and bottom of the darkened spine's rear joint. 118 & [2] pages with profuse illustrations, many full-page, of performances of the German dancer & choreographer Mary Wigman's work. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened and the corners of a few pages are slightly creased. Good. First edition. Inscribed & signed by the German dancer & choreographer Mary Wigman to Anais Nin's friend, the artist Renate Druks. The text is in German. An important figure in the history of modern dance, the German dancer and choreographer Mary Wigman [Marie Wiegmann] (1886-1973) was a pioneer of expressionist dance as well as dance therapy. Wigman was drawn to dance after seeing works by students of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze who approached dance through the use of solfege and movement eurythmics. She worked as Rudolf von Laban's assistant before suffering a nervous breakdown in 1918. During the 1920-21 season, Wigman opened her own school of expressionist dance which became known as the "Dresden Central School" or sometimes the "Mary Wigman-Schule". Her students went on to open schools in other cities and countries and, following her tour of the United States with her company, a school was founded in New York City in 1931. Her dances were often accompanied by non-western music and instruments, making use of fifes, percussion, bells, and gongs & drums from India, Thailand, Africa and China. The recipient, Viennese-born artist Renate Druks (1921-2007) was one of Anais Nin's closest friends. Renate was first introduced to Anais Nin by their mutual friend Paul Mathiesen. Druks and Mathiesen came up with the idea of the "Come as Your Madness" masquerade party to which Nin showed up in a skin-colored leotard with a birdcage encasing her head from which she drew out ticker-tape upon which she'd penned lines from her books. Kenneth Anger, in attendance, was inspired by the event to create his film "Inauguration of the Pleasuredome" which featured scenes with Nin, Druks and Mathiessen. Anais Nin and Renate Druks remained close friends until Nin's death and the character of Renate in Nin's final novel "Collages" is based on her friend. Renate Druks held her first solo exhibition of her paintings at the Lane Galleries in 1957. Her Malibu home later became known as a salon for the avant garde which was often visited by the likes of Kenneth Anger, Don Bachardy, Christopher Isherwood, James Bridges, Henry Miller,Virgil Thompson, and Anais Nin, among others. In her diaries, Anais Nin wrote "Renate's gift is a heightened mood which communicates itself to others. She created in a state of natural intoxication". First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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26 Yacovino, Nino (The Great). Miami-based dancer, singer, emcee and Rumba instructor SHEET MUSIC FOR RUMBA CALYPSO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY NINO {THE GREAT) YACOVINO
(New York): Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1948. 1948. Good Signed
(New York): Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, 1948.. 1948.. Good. - 4-page sheet music approximately 12 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. Inscribed around and over the titling on the first page and signed "Nino" The inscription is undated but probably circa 1948. The pages are bumped, lightly soiled & a bit darkened. 2 names and an address & telephone number are noted in ink on the 4th page. Good.

The first page is headed "'Special Artist Edition' / Nino (The Great) Yacovino / Rumba Calypso. Lyrics by Harry Brent. Music by Irving Fields". The inscription, penned around this titling, reads: "To my dear Marilyn - I love you & your wonderful family - / Always, / Nino". There follow two more pages of music and lyrics with a further four stanzas of lyrics on the fourth page headed "Rumba Calypso / Special Patter Choruses" which feature Yacovino dreaming he is running for President. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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