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1 Carroll, James and Ricardo Viera [co-curators] Dance on Paper: Drawings, Marks, and Notations
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Lehigh University Art Galleries 2001 First Edition Spiral in Cardboard Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Catalogue for an exhibition held November 28, 2001-February 3, 2002, that featured the notations of more than 50 choreographers over 27 years. Not all of the notations appear in the catalogue, but it is valuable to have a list (and photographs) of these choreographers, whose work is so ephemeral but who are so visceral themselves. Fine in card with spiral binding. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Clarke, Mary and Clement Crisp Ballet: An Illustrated History
New York Universe Books 1973 First Edition Hardcover Near-Fine Near-Fine Book 
One of the standard histories in the field, with many black and white photographs, and good index. Near-Fine hardcover binding with faintly toned page edges in near-Fine dust jackt with light wear to edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Compton, Ronald Stillpoint: Dance Photographs
New York Aperture 1999 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Signed by Photographer
96 pages, with photographs in color and black and white, stunning. This copy from the personal library of photographer Ralph Gibson with his own stamp. Long inscription to Gibson, dated and signed by Compton to half-title page. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Monk, Meredith Juice: A Theatre Cantata in Three Installments
New York The House 1969 First Edition Printer Wrapper Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
The installments were performed at the Guggenheim (November 7 at 7 and 9:30 PM), the Minor Latham Playhouse (November 29, 30, and December 1 at 7 and 10 PM), and The House (December 7, continuous from 5:30 PM to midnight). This remarkable survival of the early work of a master of performance arts consists of 8 mimeographed pages stapled between two cover sheets: red covers, with a graphic/pictorial title on the front, and blank on the rear. Inside, a page of credits for the production, the contributors, and the sponsors; pages 2 through 7 describe what was supposed to happen in each installment in words and diagrams; and a final page dedicating the production to Janet Zalamea, who "began the violin score" and died, apparently, before the production was realized. Not only is this material in near-Fine condition, with very little wear at all, it is perhaps unique because page 2 is duplicated (the "extra" page does not quite line up, so has received more wear to the edges than the other pages). In all, a historical, wonderful piece of documentation. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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5 Rushton, Lyn Bolen Movement and Meaning: Images of Dance in Modernist Art
Charlottesville VA Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia 1996 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
20-page exhibition catalogue featuring the work of Rodin, Picabia, Baron de Meyer, Matisse, Nolde, Zorach, Barbara Morgan, among others. All plates in black and white, but color covers. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Sobotka, Walter and Glisela The Book of Ruth
Privately Published 1968 Limited/Numbered Illustrated Boards Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
Number 41 of 300 copies privately printed the year after her death to celebrate the life of this dancer, designer, and actress, perhaps best known for her involvement in the Balanchine years at NYC Ballet and for being married to Stanley Kubrick (and designing the sets for "The Killing"). Illustrated with family and professional photographs, bits of her diary, and tributes from friends. Fine in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Trager, Philip Dancers: Photographs By Philip Trager
Boston Little, Brown/A Bulfinch Press Book 1992 First Edition Stated Hardcover Fine Near-Fine Book 
A foreword by Bill T. Jones, an Afterword by Mark Morris, and essays by Joan Acocella and David Freedberg move this very large, very beautiful book quite out of the coffee table realm. Trager himself designed the sequencing of the photographs, so that the 81 14-5/8" x 11 " black and white photographs float by one as the pages turn. Fine hardcover binding in near-Fine dust jacket with closed tear to lower front edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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