Paris: Éditions du Trianon, 1929. Folio. Loose in original publisher's light gray wrappers printed in red and black, as issued. 1f. (recto half-title, verso limitation statement), 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), 9-53, [i] (blank), pp., 1f. (recto "Tables des Gravures," verso blank). With decorative tailpieces. In a gray cloth-backed board folder with gray ribbon ties, large ivory paper title label designed by René Pottier printed in red and black to upper.
With decorative woodcut initials incorporating a bust-length portrait printed in dark gold and black to opening of each chapter: Marie Taglioni, (Chapter I), Fanny Cerrito (II), Fanny Elssler (III), Carlotta Grisi (IV), Emma Livry (V), and Théophile Gautier (VI).
Together with 8 unbound plates in light ivory paper mats, as follows:
Marie Taglioni (2)
Marie Taglioni dans la "Fille du Danube"
Marie Taglioni et Mazillier dans la "Fille du Danube"
Marie Taglioni et Mazillier dans la "Sylphide"
Fanny Cerrito - Fanny Elssler - Marie Taglioni
With small bookseller's label ("Gilberte Cournand ... La Danse") to lower inner corner of lower board.
From the library of noted dance collector Leslie Getz (1945-2019), wife of important dance critic Don McDonagh (1932-2019).
Board folder somewhat worn; joint split. Wrappers slightly worn and creased at edges. Light foxing to preliminary leaves.
First Edition. Limited to 225 copies, this no. 29. Derra de Moroda 1657. Niles & Leslie II, p. 312.
Levinson, a noted Russian ballet and literary critic, authored a number of highly regarded works on dance including biographies of Marie Taglioni and Léon Bakst and a number of historical works.
An attractive publication. Item #32192
Price: $225.00 other currencies