DANCE. TOMLINSON, KELLOM. C.1690-1753. The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures. London: Printed for the Author, 1744.

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DANCE.
TOMLINSON, KELLOM. C.1690-1753.
The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures. London: Printed for the Author, 1744.

Sold for US$ 4,825 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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The Property of Nicole and William M. Keck II. Sold without reserve to benefit charitable institutions.
DANCE.
TOMLINSON, KELLOM. C.1690-1753. The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures. London: Printed for the Author, 1744.
2 parts in one volume. 4to (290 x 221 mm). List of subscribers, 37 engraved plates. 20th century red morocco gilt by Lloyd, gilt-ruled dentelles, edges gilt. Minor shelfwear, paper repairs to margins of first few leaves, some repaired tears to several plates.

SECOND EDITION. Rare contemporary work on Baroque dance, illustrated with figures performing the dance steps, and charts showing the movements of the feet. "Tomlinson is one of the most important figures in the history of dance in England in the early 18th century ... the only substantial English work of its kind not derived from a French original" (Petre, Six New Dances by Kellom Tomlinson, Oxford, 1990). See Fletcher 33; Leslie p 528.
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DANCE. TOMLINSON, KELLOM. C.1690-1753. The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures. London: Printed for the Author, 1744.
DANCE. TOMLINSON, KELLOM. C.1690-1753. The Art of Dancing Explained by Reading and Figures. London: Printed for the Author, 1744.
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