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Love For Ballet - Sybil Spencer

Triplegate, 1985, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book brings together Sybil Spencer’s thoughts on many aspects of ballet, together with an account of her travels throughout the world in the service of dance. Charmingly written and illustrated with many fine photographs, it deals with technique, examinations, performance, choreography, competitions, and the wider aspects of ballet as a contemporary art form. Chapters include: Childhood and Early Days; Ballet —What Is It?; Teaching; Painting Dancing and Music; Performing and Learning; World Tours; An Accident and Memories; Dancing Influences; Miss Spencer’s recollections of the many distinguished artistes she has known (including Dame Margot Fonteyn, Dame Adeline Genee, Yehudi Menuhin, Dame Ninette de Valois, Dame Alicia Markova, Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Anton Dolin and Beryl Grey CBE) combine with the fruits of a lifetime’s devotion to ballet to produce a charming and informative account of her love for ballet, illuminated by the wide experience of someone uniquely qualified to write on this subject. The foreword is by Dame Margot Fonteyn.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.