The Girls' Book of Ballet - Edited by A. H. [Arthur Henry] FranksBurke Books, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the corners. Leans slightly. Pen offset to the middle of the title page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
6th edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1953] Jacket illustration: Margot Fonteyn pictured here by Cornel Lucas in Firebird, from the film The Royal Ballet. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “A gala performance by ballerinas and ballet’s finest writers! — an entirely new and revised edition of the most popular and comprehensive book of ballet ever produced especially for girls.
In this treasury of dance:
ARNOLD HASKELL, the well-known critic, introduces you to the secrets of enjoying ballet.
BERYL GREY, famous ballerina, tells the story of her dancing life, with sound advice for young dancers.
CARYL BRAHMS takes you behind the scenes at Covent Garden. And from Paris comes Odette Joyeux’s picture of petits rats at the famous ballet school of the Opera.
The great story of the first complete dance film ever made, Invitation to the Dance, comes from Gene Kelly.
All the excitements and headaches of rehearsing and putting on a ballet for television are described by Felicity Gray.
Amongst the many varied items are features on the leading ballerinas of the world and two original pieces of music as well as instruction for party dances.
This is a book which no girl (or boy) interested in ballet would want to be without.”