Los Angeles: 1951.
Small quarto. Loose in fascicles in original publisher's dark orange cloth folder with black cloth ties, image from Les Ambulantes stamped in black to upper. 1f. (recto title printed in black within single-line dark red border, verso photolithograph of Niles and Leslie) i-iv (Preface), 1f. (recto list of plates, verso limitation statement).
With a 4-page preface by Leslie, one photolithograph, six lithographs in color and 12 in black and white. In a full tissue guard.
The plates include:
1. Doris Niles in Evening in Granada (Debussy)
2. Leslie in Les Ambulantes (Carloni)
3. Niles as a nautch girl in Marigolds of India
4. Niles in Gianerias (Lecuona)
5. Leslie as the scarecrow in Le Corbeau
6. Leslie in Goyescas
7. Niles in a mimetic scene from Les Ambulantes
8. A pas de deux from Les Ambulantes
9. A rehearsal study of Niles
10. A rehearsal study of Leslie
11. Niles in Le Corbeau
12. Niles and Leslie in Chinese River Melody
13. Niles in her Japanese Suite
14. Niles in Claire de Lune (Debussy)
15. Niles in the Fandanguillo de Huelva
16. Leslie in Valse Espagnole
17. Niles in Triana (Albeniz)
18. Niles and Leslie in Las Sevillanas
From the library of noted dance collector Leslie Getz (1945-2019), wife of important dance critic Don McDonagh (1932-2019).
Cloth folder slightly worn. Very slightly browned.
First Edition. Limited to 250 copies, this no. 201. Not in Derra de Moroda or Magriel. Niles & Leslie I p. 256.
Niles specialized in "exotic" dances heavily influenced by Eastern cultures. She founded her own dance company and toured in both Europe and America. Niles married dancer Serge Leslie in 1930 and together they authored an important bibliography of their extensive dance collection.
Kovalevsky was purportedly a student of Léon Bakst in Russia. The drawings in the present portfolio were made by her during live performances at the Brussels Royal Theatre.
Price: $150.00 other currencies