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1895 DANCING Dances of the Savages, Ritual Dance, Gipsy, Dances of India China

1895 DANCING Dances of the Savages, Ritual Dance, Gipsy, Dances of India China

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By Mrs. Lilly Grove, F.R.G.S., and other writers, with musical examples.

Illustrated by Percy Macquoid and by numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs

Badminton library of sports and pastimes

Published by Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1895. First Edition. Hardback book, 8vo, pictorial boards, Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings and photographs, 454 pp. with index.

Mrs. Grove’s account of dance history was considered one of the most important books on dance during the late nineteenth century. Although based on previously published materials, the book maintained popularity for several decades. Using a formula employed by many writers, Mrs. Grove writes about the dances of antiquity, ritual dances, and the dances of "savages." The remainder of the book is devoted to the dance of many lands and cultures including Gipsy dances and dances from Scotland, Wales, Hungary, Russia, Lapland, Spain, and Portugal. Also dances from the East; India, Persia, China and Japan.

A good first edition. The cloth binding is in good condition with light signs of age. All contents present. Endpapers good.  Pages in good clean condition throughout with the odd light thumb mark to a few margins. The tissue guard that protects the title page is browned with age. Overall a good copy
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