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Lot 1215: DANCE -- CAHUSAC, (L.) de. La danse ancienne et moderne ou traité historiqu
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
DANCE -- CAHUSAC, (L.) de. La danse ancienne et moderne ou traité historique de la danse. The Hague, J. Neaulme, 1754. 3 in 1 vol. (2), xxxii, (4), 168, (16); (2), 180, (16); (2), 168, (12) pp. 12°. Cont. mottled cf. w. dec. gilt back, brown label & red edges. (Top of spine slightly dam., a few tiny holes in bind., a bit browned in a few places). One of the most important histories of the dance, quoted by many dance historians. Volume I. discusses the dances of many ancient civilizations; volume II. discusses dance in France and the modern political and religious judgment of dance as a sin. Volume III. treats the story of ballet at Versailles and how Louis XIV influenced dance. - Rare first edition. Brunet VI, 10374; Cicognara, 1609.
Estimated Price: € 400