Paris: Beertauts, [ca. 1860]. Oblong folio. Original publisher's decorative textured paper boards. 1f. (title within decorative floral border gilt), 1f. (full-page lithograph by A. Faivre depicting the "Salon des Cours de Mr. Laborde" with numerous couples dancing in a formal setting), [iv] (preface and introduction) + 14ff. lithographic plates of couples dancing, illustrating the steps of the cotillon + 19 pp. text explaining the steps, with illustrative diagrams + [i] (blank) pp. Most plates with tissue guards.
Binding slightly worn and soiled; some spotting to margins; joints tender; contemporary signature to front pastedown endpaper partially erased. Foxing throughout, primarily to blank margins of illustrative plates.
Another edition of the present work was published in Paris by Heugel at about this same time which contained seven pages of music for the dances described. Item #27728
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