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  • A treatise on the art of dancing.

    Originally published in 1762 and reissued in 1765, this work borrows heavily from previously published materials, including the works of Locke, Goldini, and especially John Weaver's 1712 An Essay towards a history of dancing. Gallini (1728-1805) presents a history of dance, arguments for learning the art of dance, and a discourse on the minuet. Especialy interesting are Gallini's comments on European and non-European dance, ...

    • Contributor: Gallini, Giovanni Andrea - Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Dodsley [Etc.]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1772

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  • The German How to give it. How to lead it. How to dance it

    Book. print | 132 p. 20 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Jansen, Mcclurg and Co.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1879

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  • The scholars companion containing a choice collection of cotillons & country-dances

    Book. print | 16 p. ; 16 cm. (8vo) | Signatures: [A]♯ B♯. The foot of the title-page is torn off, and the date as given above is supplied in pencil. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by D. Bowen, at the Columbian Museum Press, for the Author - Fraisier, M. J. C.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1796

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  • Dancing and prompting, etiquette and deportment of society and ball room

    Book. print | 48 p. 17 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: White, Smith & Co. - Bonstein (Professor) - Bonstein
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1884

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  • Handbook of ball-room dancing

    Book. print | 2 p.l., 88 p. diagrs. 20 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: John Lane - John Lane Co. - Cree, Aubrey Mcmahon
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1920

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  • A treatise on the theory and practice of dancing with an appropriate poem, in two cantos, and plates illustrative of the art

    Book. print | 6 p.l., 88 p. front., 3 col. pl. 18 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by William Folds - Cassidy, James P.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1810

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  • The terpsichorean monitor

    Book. print | 39 p. 9 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: E. A. Johnson & Co., Printers - Greene, William E.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1889

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  • The double sword dance

    Book. print | 1 p.l., p. 83-100. illus. 19 cm. | Caption title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Grant, Horatio N.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1895

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  • The public dance halls of Chicago

    Book. print | 13 p. 23 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: The Juvenile Protective Association of Chicago - Bowen, Louise De Koven
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1917

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  • The ball-room monitor, or, Guide to the learner containing the most complete sets of quadrilles ever published

    Book. print | 63 p. 13 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: J. H. Johnson - Brooks, C. (Professor) - Brooks, C.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1866

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  • Dancing at home and abroad

    Book. print | 104 p. 20 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: O. Ditson & Co. - Cleveland, C. H. (Jr) - Cleveland, C. H.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1878

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  • The gentleman & lady's companion containing the newest cotillions and country dances, to which is added, instances of ill manners, to be carefully avoided by youth of both sexes

    Book. print | 24 p. ; 13 cm. (12mo) | Signatures: [A]℗ B♯ C℗ D♯. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed by J. Trumbull
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1798

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  • The drawing-room dances

    Book. print | xii, iv, [5]-149 p. viii pl. (incl. front.) 18 cm. | Illustration on t.-p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Churton - Cellarius, Henri
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1847

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  • The scholars' companion and ball-room vade mecum comprising a description of all the principal dances ... With hints and instructions respecting toilet, deportment, &c., &c

    Book. print | 96 p. diagrs. 15 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: T. R. Turnbull & Co., Printers - Hillgrove, Thomas
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1857

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  • Jig, clog, and breakdown dancing made easy with sketches of noted jig dancers

    Book. print | 12 p. illus. 19 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Ed. James
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1873

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  • La danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

    Book. print | ix, 418 p. front., illus., plates (part col.) 28 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Garnier Frères - Charbonnel, Raoul
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1899

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  • Dancing as a Christian amusement

    Book. print | 36 p. 16 cm. | On cover: "No. 189." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Presbyterian Board of Publication - Heckman, George C.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1879

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  • Manuel du cotillon

    Book. print | 122 p. illus., col. plates. 18 cm. | Folded broadside mounted on back cover: Polka, mazurke, schotisch et valse. Théories réunies et publiées par Eugéne Clément ... Paris, L'auteur [n.d.] illus. 44 1/2 x 40 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote ...

    • Contributor: Ouachée
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1890

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  • Irine skipping rope dance

    Book. print | 1 p.l., p. [154]-164. 19 cm. | Title vignette (port.) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Grant, Horatio N.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1895

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  • Prompter's pocket instruction book

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 49 p. diagrs. 17 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: White Smith Music Publishing Co. - Elmwell, L. H.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1892

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  • Traité de la danse contenant la théorie et l'histoire des danses anciennes et modernes. Avec toutes les figures les plus nouvelles du cotillon

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 206 p. illus. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: H. Delarue Et Cie - Desrat, G.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1900

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  • The social dance

    Book. print | 32 p. 20 cm. | Cover title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: The Author - Adams, R. A. (Revels Alcorn) - Adams, R. A.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1921

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  • La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse.

    This three-volume work on dance history describes dance from its origins through the court fêtes of Louis XIV. Volume one stresses the importance of studying the theories of all the arts and covers the dance history of numerous ancient civilizations including Greek, Roman, Turkish, and Egyptian. Volume two describes the renaissance of the arts and the origins of ballet to 1610. Volume three focuses ...

    • Contributor: Cahusac, Louis De - Chez J. Neaulme
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1754

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  • Prof. Clendenen's fashionable quadrille book and guide to etiquette

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 62 p. 15 cm. | Cover title. LC copy imperfect: cover wanting. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: F.L. Clendenen - Clendenen, F. Leslie (Frank Leslie) - Clendenen, F. Leslie
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1895

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  • Prof. M. J. Koncen's quadrille call book and ball room guide to which is added a sensible guide to etiquette and deportment in the ball and assembly room. Ladies toilet, gentleman's dress, ...

    Book. print | 125 p. illus. 20 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Press of S. F. Brearley & Co. - Koncen, M. J. (Mathias J.) - Koncen, M. J.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1883

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