Philadelphia ... New York: Turner & Fisher, 1848.
16mo. (110 x 70 mm.). Publisher's decorative dark green cloth with illustration of dancing couple gilt to upper. 1f. (recto blank, frontispiece full-length woodcut of Terpsichore), 1f. (recto title, verso dedication with copyright date of 1847), -189, [iii] (contents) pp. With numerous pictorial representations of dancers within text illustrating positions and steps.
Dedicated "To the Memory of an Old Friend, and a preceptor in dancing, Mr. Wm. Francis, one of the original members of the Chesnut [!Chestnut] Street Theatre."
Binding slightly worn and wrinkled. Some light foxing; minor browning to pp. 33-48. Contemporary signature of Charles A. Leech to front free endpaper and upper margin of preliminary leaf.
One of the rarest 19th century American dance manuals. Not in Derra de Moroda or Magriel. Niles & Leslie I pp. 152-53.
Charles Durang was the son of the first American-born dancer, John Durang (1768-1822).
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