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BLASIS, C. The code of Terpsichore. The art of dancing: comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times. Transl. by R. Barton. Lond., 1830. vii, 6-548 pp. W. engr. front., 17 engr. plates & 22 pp. w. musical scores. Cont. h. mor. (Spine a bit chafed and split at the ends, faint stamp on ti., stamp in text, slightly browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 220
result EUR 240
This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section devoted to social dances entitled "private dancing." First English translation, rare.

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