Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1929.
Folio. White cloth-back white textured paper boards, black title label gilt to spine. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto acknowledgements, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto secondary half-title, verso blank), 13 (appreciatiion of Kinney by Royal Cortissoz), 14 (blank), 15-80 pp., 1f. (blank), 1f. (recto signed limitation statement, verso blank).
With an essay by Kinney to pp. 15-20 entitled "The Pencil and the Dance" and a Catalogue Raisonné of his etchings and drypoints, complete to October, 1929, to pp. 77-80.
Limitation statement to final leaf signed by the artist in pencil.
With reproductions of 25 etchings and drypoints printed to rectos only: Bacchante, The Turtle, Lopokova and Nijinsky in Les Sylphides, The Seventh Veil, Swallows, Adeline Genée, Pavlowa and Volinin in Amarilla, Adolf Bolm in Prince Igor, Portrait of Mrs. H.P.W., Youth, Soul of the Vine, Gavotte Pavlowa, Serenade, Columbine Écoute, Roshanara, April, Zephyr, Pastorale, Tortola Valencia, Summer Day, Moonlight, Footlight, Autumn Leaves, Doris Niles, and Breath of Spring.
From the library of noted dance collector Leslie Getz (1945-2019), wife of important dance critic Don McDonagh (1932-2019).
Binding slightly worn and bumped.
First Edition. Limited to 990 copies, this copy unnumbered. Not in Derra de Moroda or Magriel. Niles & Leslie I pp. 251-252.
A noted American artist, etcher, and author, Kinney's greatest legacy is generally considered to be his contribution to the iconography of early 20th century dance in America. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Society of American Etchers, and the National Academy of Design; his works are held by a number of major institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress.
Price: $75.00 other currencies