Printed 1977. Photograph by celebrated dance photographer Barbara Morgan of Martha Graham as One Who Dances and Merce... Read More about Letter to the World ("Dear March, Come In!"
New York: April 23, 1948. A fine and rare image (there are none of her in the Library of Congress) of one of the the great American ballerinas. Adams danced major roles in works by some of the century's greatest choreographers, including George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, and Jerome Robbins. Later..... Read More about Portrait photograph of Diana Adams in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
[Salem: 1863]. Old Salem Families. Albert Stowell Flint (1853-1923)the noted astronomer. Flint, born in Salem, Mass., a Harvard and M.I.T. graduate, was best known for his work on the meridian circle on the paralaxes of stars, also his contributions to the reobservation of the secondary stars in Auwer's catalogue and..... Read More about Clipped autograph signature, “Albert S. Flint”
Copenhagen: 1928. Inscribed "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928" in pencil. Baker's (1906-1975) first performed in Copenhagen in June 1928 in the show "Wien, Wien – Oh Josephine" at the Dagmar Theatre. Her performance, which included her famous banana skirt dance, caused a sensation. The Danish avant-garde embraced her, while the conservative..... Read More about Autograph: "Josephine Baker, Copenhagen 1928"
[New York]: Metropolitan Ballet Company, 1916. First edition. A fragile souvenir of the first United States tour in 1916 of Diaghileff's now legendary Ballet Russe. Read More about Serge De Diaghileff's Ballet Russe. Souvenir
New York: vd. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo was an influential ballet company founded by René Blum and Colonel Vassily de Basil in 1933. The company followed Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Read More about S. Hurok Presents Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo 1937-1938 October -April 5th...
Paris: M. de Brunoff, [1922?]. Bakst, Léon. An outstanding visual record of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Ida Rubinstein's Galas Russes in their most influential years, lavishly illustrated with the works of Bakst, Gontcharova, Larionov, Picasso, Matisse, Massine, Derain, and others. The collection is comprised of special issues of the theatrical..... Read More about Collection des plus Beaux Numéros Comoedia Illustré et des Programmes consacrés aux Ballets...
n.p: January 1975. Self-portrait of Balliett playing the drums, the kick labeled “Big Sid Catlett,” done at the request of collector Burt Britton. INSCRIBED “Dreams of glory don’t / ever really die. / Whitney Balliett / January 1975”. Read More about Self-portrait
New York: Knopf, 1976. First Edition. SIGNED. Signed by the damcer on the half-title. Read More about Baryshnikov at Work
New York: January 4, 1947. A rare image of dancer/choreographer Todd Bolender (b. 1914), one of the icons of American dance history. There are no images at all of Bolender in the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Todd Bolender in Balanchine's THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
New York: April 23, 1948. Rare image of this important dancer (Balanchine, Tudor, et al) for the American Ballet Theater. There are no portraits of Braun at all in the entire Van Vechten collection of the Library of Congress. This print is inscribed by Braun to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Eric Braun in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
A La Haye [i.e. Paris]: Chez J. Neaulme, 1754. First edition. A history of dance, describing its development from ancient civilizations to Louis XIV and the establishment of French opera. "One of the most important histories of the danse, quoted by Noverre and many danse histories" (Derra de Moroda 515)..... Read More about La Danse Ancienne et Moderne, ou traité Historique de la Danse
Paris: Charles Portal Éditeur, . #128 of 1000. Inscribed to Madame della Paolera by Lifar et al with a pen drawing. Read More about Prestige de la danse...realisation de Jean Guéritte en collaboarion avec Monique Lancelot
London: Printed for S. Keble, 1699. Fourth Edition. A Classic Attack. Read More about A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage: Together with The Sense of...
Paris: Hachette, 1898. First edition. One of the great modern, comprehensive books by the painter and traveller, Vuillier (1844-1915). Read More about La Danse
New York: March 18, 1941. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Fine portrait of the young choreographer in her first major successful work. Read More about Portrait photograph of Agnes de Mille in "Three Virgins and a Devil"
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1921. First edition. An unusual anthology of poems on the dance from ancient times up to the present, with 15 halftone plates from photos by photographer Edward Dickson, pupil of Clarence H. White. The style of the photography, the poses, the costumes, all very much reflect..... Read More about Poems of the Dance: an Anthology [1500 B.C - 1920 A.D
New York: April 23, 1948. Fine image of the dancer, and rare -- the Library of Congress collection of Van Vechten portrait contains no image of Diehl. Inscribed to Mauriber on image. Read More about Portrait photograph of Crandall Diehl in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, . Inscribed on the title-page "With my compliments to Percy Mackay from Abraham Wolkowitz April 19, 1948." Signed also on the front cover and with a note with Wolkowitz's address on it. Read More about Isadora Duncan in Her Dances. With an Introduction by Maria-Theresa, Carl Van Vechten, Mary...
New York & London: Mitchell Kennerley, 1929. First edition. Inscribed to Percy MacKaye. Inscribed on ffep "To Percy MacKaye — To whom these pictures will bring back memory of our youth … from his friend Arnold Genthe. New York 1931." Genthe photographed MacKaye in costume for his play Sanctuary: A...... Read More about Isadora Duncan. Twenty-Four Studies. Foreword by Max Eastman
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American edition. Signed by Ashley Montagu on thew front pastedown. Read More about Africa Dances: a Book about West African Negroes
N.p. [Paris?]: n.d. Grandville, J.-J. Grandville Drawing. Dancers at a costume ball, all of whom wear cat-masks. Fine little sketch by one of the great illustrators of the nineteenth century. Read More about Bal Masqué
Chicago: Footprints, Ltd, . First edition. Inscribed to Lena Horne. With lengthy INSCRIPTIONS to Lena Horne by Jim Swenson, Susan Pollard, Patsy Perkins, and George Hood, who all worked with Horne on the documentary “Charles Honi Coles — A Class Act of Tap” about tap dancer Charles Honi Coles. This..... Read More about Footprints. A Tap Dancer’s World. [A Portfolio of Sixty-five Photographs
New York: April 23, 1948. A very scarce image of Koesun, one of the stars of the American Ballet Theater in the 40s and 50s. There are no images of Koesun in the Van Vechten collection of the Library of Congress. Inscribed to Mauriber. Read More about Portrait photograph of Ruth Ann Koesun in Anthony Tudor's ballet, SHADOW OF THE WIND
[New York: March 3, 1940]. Inscribed to Saul Mauriber in 1944 by Laing. Read More about Portrait photograph of Hugh Laing