A Complete Practical Guide To The Art of Dancing. Containing descriptions of all fashionable and approved dances, full directions for calling the figures, the amount of music required; hints on etiquette, the toilet, etc. Thomas HILLGROVE.
A Complete Practical Guide To The Art of Dancing. Containing descriptions of all fashionable and approved dances, full directions for calling the figures, the amount of music required; hints on etiquette, the toilet, etc.

A Complete Practical Guide To The Art of Dancing. Containing descriptions of all fashionable and approved dances, full directions for calling the figures, the amount of music required; hints on etiquette, the toilet, etc.

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1866. Octavo. Original publisher's textured light brown textured cloth-backed boards. 1f. (illustrated half-title),1f. (title), [5]-237, [i] (blank) pp. + 11ff. (publisher's advertisements). With publisher's advertisements to endpapers.

With numerous woodcut illustrations depicting couples performing various dances.

Binding slightly worn and chipped. Slightly browned and foxed; several small edge tears; some leaves partially detached.

Magriel p. 101 (another edition). Niles and Leslie p. 226 (another edition). Beaumont pp. 98-99 (another edition).

[Manuals such as the present one] "had the effect of standardizing and systematizing specific dances, like waltzes and quadrilles, and stimulating interest in popular American social and theatrical dance forms." International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 6, p. 239. Item #25350

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