Maggs Bros Ltd

Au Service de la Danse.

LIFAR Serge (1958.)

£450.00  [First Edition]

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Portrait of Jean-Georges Noverre. First edition. Large 8vo., original printed wrappers, housed in a custom made folding box. Paris, Université De La Danse. 

A presentation copy, inscribed twice to a husband and wife, first on the front free endpaper 'a Marie-Louise Trilling son Ami Serge Lifar', beside a full page ink and coloured crayons drawing of a dancer, the pose reminiscent of Roland Petit's ballet 'Le Jeune Homme et la Mort', the second inscription on the half title page 'A Monsieur Ossia Trilling Ami très cher des Arts - ces Pensées et leurs applications de la France et du Ballet Mondial avec l'amitié de Serge Lifar 2 Mai 58'.' Ossia Trilling in his lifetime probably knew more about the theatre than anyone, as critic, correspondent, broadcaster and lecturer. He could speak 5 languages by the age of six, and added many more in later life. Covers sunned, spine with vertical crease, one tear on the spine repaired with tape, head and tail of spine rubbed.

Stock Code: 214657