1962 1st Ed 'The Royal Book of Ballet' Illustrated, 1st Printing - Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker
Collector's 1962 scarce first edition, first printing vintage hardcover book - The Royal Book of Ballet by Shirley Goulden.
Publisher: Follet Publishing Company Follett, Fratelli Fabbri Editori, Milan, Italy, Copyright, 1962 first printing, full number line. No isbn. Not ex-library. Not later reprint.
Contains the great ballet classic stories of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Petrushka, and Coppelia. Charming introduction to the wonderful world of ballet for readers of all ages.
"At the ballet, chatter and movement around us subside. The light dims and then brightens on stage to reveal another world, peopled by darting, graceful forms, leaping, precise, to meet each melodious note as it rises from the orchestra pit. High we fly, on wings of fancy, and down to the edge of a wild forest, where begins."
Profusely illustrated, several GORGEOUS duo page plates & endpapers; each a work of art. Numerous drawings and border title decorations. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until see up close. WOW!
Oversize hardcover, pink cloth boards, line drawing of ballet shoes, black spine titles. 75 MINT pages, 12" x 9". Binding tight. Pages fine vintage condition/bright/crisp/clean.
Cover very good+/very good/bright/clean overall/some shelfwear-light corner/spine end bump, small board peek corners/light bow. Few small spots/water stain-fade approx 1" bottom-left side & corner, thinner on top.
This masterpiece is a must have for all ballet lovers; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
Item ID: BK2053
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