London: Published by Wingate, 1951. First Edition. Cloth. BALLET
Published by Wingate, London, 1951
8vo. Original yellow cloth, lettered in silver; illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings by the author; a very good copy in dust-jacket which is chipped and repaired at the spine ends and with a few closed tears, and with some foxing to flaps and inside of wrapper.
The book covers Beaton's lifelong interest in ballet, from watching The Palace Girls when young, through the Ballets Russes and Sadler's Wells, to designing productions for The Royal Ballet. His reminiscences and artistic comments are accompanied by his photographs and drawings of the great stars and choreographers of ballet from the first half of the 20th century - Lydia Lopokova, Leonide Massine, Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Kyra Nijinska, Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Christian Berard and Lord Berners.
Price Usd $102.00. Very Good / Good. Item #558
Price (USD): $102.00