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[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

[Dancing peasant couple] / AD [monogram].

Bradley Collection (Library of Congress). Meder, 88

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati; nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti sì all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ...

Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattat...

This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, ... more

Orchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes personnes pevvent facilement apprendre & practiquer l'honneste exercice des dances.

Orchesographie. Et traicte en forme de dialogve, par leqvel tovtes per...

Written by a French cleric, Jehan Tabourot, in the form of a dialogue between a dancing master and his student and originally published in 1588, this manual is an important tool in the understanding of late six... more

[The dances at their great feasts]

[The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle. Illus. in: Admiranda narratio, fida tamen, de commodis et incolarvm ri... more

Johannes Staden as prisoner in a circle of Indian women who dance around him

Johannes Staden as prisoner in a circle of Indian women who dance arou...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, part 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 29. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à caualieri, e dame. Aggiontoui il basso, & il soprano della musica: & con l'intauolatura del liuto à ciascun ballo. Ornato di vaghe & bellissime figure in rame ...

Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra vol...

In this significant manual detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance, dancing master Caroso redefines and, in some cases, corrects information found in his first treatise, Il ballarino (1581). The manual g... more

Februarius Petrus Stephani inven

Februarius Petrus Stephani inven

Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of February, showing a late winter celebration and feast, with much revelry taking place among those eating and drinking in front of a tavern or restaurant on t... more

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

Per. receüil [sic] de danses de bal pour l'année 1703.

This treatise contains two duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729) and notated in the eighteenth-century notation system first published by Raoul-Auger Feuil... more

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures entrées de ballet de Mr. Pecour, tant pour homme que pour femmes, dont la plus grande partie ont été dancées à l'Opera.

Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures ent...

This treatise includes six solo dances for women; eight for men; and seventeen duets for a man and a woman, two women, or two men, all choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c... more

[The spear dance]

[The spear dance]

Print shows a male dancer during a spear dance. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1709 /

The royal Portuguez : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's bir...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1710 /

The royall gailliarde : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's b...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fifteen couplet dan... more

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1711 /

The rigadoon royal : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1712 /

The royal Ann : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The eight couplet dance... more

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 /

The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet natation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composted by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fourteen couplet d... more

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1714 /

The Godolphin : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ...

This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composed by James Paisible (d. 1721). The five couplet dance ... more

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes de danses de ville ...

Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toute...

The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an imp... more

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the manner of performing all steps in ball dancing is made easy by a new and familiar method. In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates.

The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained. Wherein the mann...

This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Es... more

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manner of performing the steps is made easy by a new and familiar method:

The art of dancing explained by reading and figures; whereby the manne...

The title page indicates the book was completed in 1724. However, the cost of the thirty-five full-page plates precluded publication until 1735. In this treatise of two parts, Tomlinson (c. 1690-1753?) sets for... more

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Rare work. Ichimatsu went to Edo in Kampo, so this urushi-e print is unusual ... more

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ...

Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differen...

Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth... more

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

"Dance générale"

"Dance générale"

Illus. in: Le Page du Pratz' Histoire de la Louisiana, v. 2. Paris, 1758, opposite page 376. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: La.... more

Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Print shows the actor Ichimura Kamezo performing a fan dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part o... more

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Print shows Iwai Hanshirō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a shirabyōshi dancer (as a woman dressed as a man). Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibun... more

The tomb-stone

The tomb-stone

Print shows several men, George Grenville, Lord Bute, the Duke of Bedford, and, as a small dog wearing clerical robes, Dr. W. Scott, labeled "AntiSejanus", dancing on a sarcophagus with bas-reliefs of "Britanni... more

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

The new country dance, as danced at C****, July the 30th 1766

Print shows a number of prominent figures in a line dancing, above the dancers is John Wilkes riding behind a witch on a broom, he is defecating on Lord Bute; other dancers include the Prince of Wales, William ... more

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

Traité sur l'art de la danse, dédié á Monsieur Gardel, l'ainé ...

This instructional manual describes Baroque dance steps and their correlation with music using the notation system published by Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. Additionally, the manual contains information on the... more

Danjo no manzai

Danjo no manzai

Print shows a man playing a drum and a woman holding a fan, dancing. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hashirae-ban Nishikie. Fo... more

Nakamura tomijurō

Nakamura tomijurō

Print shows the actor Nakamura Tomijurō portraying a woman performing a Noh dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one of a se... more

The mitred minuet

The mitred minuet

Print shows four Anglican bishops joining hands and dancing around a copy of the "Quebec Bill" which lies at their feet, on the left, Lord Bute, playing the bagpipes, and Lord North stand with another minister ... more

The thistle reel

The thistle reel

Print shows Lords Bute, North, and Mansfield dancing around a large thistle entwined with a garter ribbon bearing the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense"; Mansfield is holding the "Quebec Bill" in his left hand. ... more

Humours of May Day, pl. 2

Humours of May Day, pl. 2

Cartoon print showing bawdy (women?) revelers dancing in the street before a doorway inscribed "Lows." Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

Méthode pour exercer l'oreille a la mesure, dans l'art de la danse.

In part one of this treatise, Bacquoy-Guédon (fl. 1780) presents a short history of dance as well as arguments in favor of dancing. The focus of this section is devoted to performance of contredanses and minue... more

Fūryū onna shikisanba

Fūryū onna shikisanba

Print shows three women (or the male actors portraying women) in the role of the three old men who typically perform the Okin Shikisanba, a sacred ceremonial no dance. Title and other descriptive information co... more

A cotilion sic

A cotilion sic

[By] W. H. Kingsbury. (statement of responsibility) A continuous strip mounted on linen (26 1/2 x 208 cm) folded, accordion fashion, to form 10 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

Daikagura

Daikagura

Print shows actors in lion costume dancing in front of women and children gathered at a window, and children and adults outside the building. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-spon... more

Saruwaka

Saruwaka

Print shows two Saruwaka actors.

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Shaker's worshiping, (exercise) Gilbert

Print shows several rows of Shakers, separated by gender, performing a step dance in the meeting hall at New Lebanon, New York; a woman spectator is seated in left foreground and a top hat rests on a bench on t... more

Le maitre de danse des aristocrates, allons donc l'Abbe cochon en mesure

Le maitre de danse des aristocrates, allons donc l'Abbe cochon en mesu...

Print shows a member of the Third Estate, with a turkey-cock at his side, beating a drum and wielding a whip to make dance a pig dressed as an abbot and a dog dressed in Spanish clothing. Title from item. de Vi... more

Sumiyoshi odori

Sumiyoshi odori

Print shows five women dancing beneath a large parasol during the annual rice planting ritual at the Sumiyoshi shrine. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print special... more

Sangatsu[yayoi?] hanazumō shigatsu[uduki?] shaka tanjō

Sangatsu[yayoi?] hanazumō shigatsu[uduki?] shaka tanjō

Print shows three women dancing. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Yoshiwara niwaka : Blossoms of the yoshiwara. Form... more

Shōgastu kamuro manzai

Shōgastu kamuro manzai

Print shows a young couple dancing, one playing a small hand-held drum (tsuzumi), during the Yoshiwara Niwaka festival. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... more

[Indians dancing around two people at stake by fire] / S. Folwell, delt. ; P.R. Maverick, sct. N.Y.

[Indians dancing around two people at stake by fire] / S. Folwell, del...

Reference copy also available in LOT 4709-K. Illus. in: Affecting history of the dreadful distresses of Frederic Manheim's family, 1794, vol. 15, no. 3, frontis.

Oup...oup...ça n'ira pas Ah! ça ira...ça ira. Les aristocrates a la raison.

Oup...oup...ça n'ira pas Ah! ça ira...ça ira. Les aristocrates a la ra...

Print shows Maximilien Robespierre playing a fiddle and dancing with a small dog, identified as Jean-Lambert Tallien, dancing to the music.

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Manzai o miru josei[fujo?] to kodomo

Print shows four women and a child watching two men dancing with a fan and a drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one page ... more

Shishi

Shishi

Print shows four actors carrying a lion costume, fans, and a lantern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Seirō niwaka ... more

Epoque du 30 Floreal l'an 5 de la République Française

Epoque du 30 Floreal l'an 5 de la République Française

Print shows on the left, a female figure representing the Republic of France drawing a slip of paper from an urn labeled "Directoire de la République Francaise" with Etienne-François-Louis-Honoré Le Tourneur's ... more

Familiar dialogues on dancing, between a minister and a dancer : taken from matter of fact : with an appendix containing some extracts from the writings of pious and eminent men against the entertainments of the stage, and other vain amusements : recommended to the perusal of Christians of every denomination /

Familiar dialogues on dancing, between a minister and a dancer : taken...

Substantiated by quotations from other writers including Pascal, the Prince of Conti, Chief Justice Hale, and Archbishop Tillotson, Phillips declares dance to be a vain and idle amusement. While he acknowledges... more

Ame no uzume no mikoto

Ame no uzume no mikoto

Print shows large sections of text on the left and the goddess Amenouzume no Mikoto on the right.

[Suzume uri to suzume odori]

[Suzume uri to suzume odori]

Drawing shows a porter sitting on the ground with shoulder pole and baskets; his hands are raised as he looks to the left at three fairy-like figures dancing. A stern-looking head-and-shoulders portrait of a ma... more

Suehirogari

Suehirogari

Print shows two dancers, one holding a fan and the other holding a parasol. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. One page from an illustrat... more

De la danse.

De la danse.

This manual describes a colonial view of the history of dance in the West Indies, focusing on the dance of Creoles. Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), discusses the effects of slavery and the African roots for ... more

Urashima tarō

Urashima tarō

Print shows a man (the fisherman) dancing wearing a kerchief and a skirt with a turtle motif, and a woman playing a shamisen; a fishing pole and the gift box containing time are in the background. Title and oth... more

Kadomatsu saruwaka

Kadomatsu saruwaka

Print shows five actors dancing in front of the kadomatsu, a traditional Japanese New Year's decoration.

Sumiyoshi odori

Sumiyoshi odori

Print shows a group of actors/musicians wearing masks, dancing, and playing musical instruments during festival. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... more

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to the practice of dancing ... Intended as hints to the young teachers of the art of dancing.

Sketches relative to the history and theory, but more especially to th...

This manual begins with a discussion on the importance of dance for youth and outlines the origins of dance. Although much of the historical and theoretical text is borrowed from other dance writers--notably Gi... more

Ci-devant occupations-or-Madame Taliah and the Empress Josephine dancing naked before Barrass in the winter of 1797.-A fact! / Js Gillray dest & fect.

Ci-devant occupations-or-Madame Taliah and the Empress Josephine danci...

Josephine and Madame Tallien dance naked behind transparent drapery while Napoleon and Barras watch. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Odori [enbu?] no zu

Odori [enbu?] no zu

Print shows a design on a fan with several figures, male(?) and female, dancing. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Uchiwae Nishi... more

Yatsushi shikisanba

Yatsushi shikisanba

Print shows three actors in the roles of Senzai, Okina, and Sanbasō, on stage performing in the noh play Shikisanba (or shikisamba).

Omatsuri shōzoku no shichifukujin

Omatsuri shōzoku no shichifukujin

Print shows the seven lucky gods of Japan with large festive display with pine boughs from which a large fish is hanging. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spec... more

Lumps of pudding / H. W. Bunbury, Esqr., delin. ; etch'd by W. Heath.

Lumps of pudding / H. W. Bunbury, Esqr., delin. ; etch'd by W. Heath.

Print shows 36 people at a country dance, wearing typical dress, though some women have elaborate head pieces. Title from item. Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires preserved in the Department of Prints ... more

Ein Tanz der Indianer in der Mission von St. José in Neu-Californien

Ein Tanz der Indianer in der Mission von St. José in Neu-Californien

Illustration shows a group of Native Americans with their bodies painted and wearing feathers in their hair, dancing in a clearing. Title from item. Illus. in: Bemerkungen auf einer reise um die welt in den jah... more

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / engraved by Letitia & Elizh. Byrne.

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / ...

Six Native Americans with elaborate body markings and hairstyles, dancing.

A happy dance for Europe

A happy dance for Europe

Napoleon is pushed and dragged by two winged devils into the flames of Hell, while a fantastic serpent encircles his body and darts fangs towards his face. They are surrounded by clouds and a chain of littel da... more

Sanju hajinraku

Sanju hajinraku

Print shows a dancer performing the sanju hajinraku dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Gagaku. Format: Shikishi N... more

Essai sur la danse, antique et moderne ...

Essai sur la danse, antique et moderne ...

All of Mme. Voiart's manual is devoted to the history of dance. Quoting heavily from many previously published materials, including a number of travelogues, this book discusses the origins of dance and devotes ... more

The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse, on the different styles and methods of dancing quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, &c. &c. ... Together with observations on the laws regarding dancing, with extracts from the Acts of Parliament relating thereto.

The danciad; or, Dancer's monitor. Being a descriptive sketch in verse...

Written in verse as a dramatic play in two parts, Thomas Wilson, dancing master to the King's Theatre, comments on the state of teaching, public balls, and the character of many dance instructors. Nearly every ... more

A Solemn warning to dancers.

A Solemn warning to dancers.

This short antidance pamphlet argues that dance is wicked because it leads the mind away from spiritual thoughts. The unknown author warns that all dance, including that mentioned in the Scriptures, is inherent... more

Kankan odori no uta

Kankan odori no uta

Print shows three dancers and four musicians.

Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses ancienne, moderne, religieuse, civile et théâtrale;

Lettres à Sophie sur la danse, suivies d'entretiens sur les danses an...

Essentially a history of Greek, Roman, and early religious dance, and French court dance, the text is drawn from numerous writers, including Mme. Elise Voiart, Joseph Juste Scaliger, Claude François Ménestrie... more

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. T bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

Das allegrösste Bilder ABC. T bei Winckelmann & Söhne in Berlin

Print shows the letter "T" formed by a man with his arms over a cross-member or rafter, with examples "Tänzerinn" showing young women dancing; "Türke" showing a Turkish man wearing a turban, sitting with a youn... more

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times ... /

The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory an...

This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section dev... more

La Cracovienne, dans la Gipsy Pas dance par Fanny Ellsler

La Cracovienne, dans la Gipsy Pas dance par Fanny Ellsler

LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by G.E. Blake, No 13 So. Fifth St., Philadelphia. Caption card tracings: Poland Crakow; Publ Ind... more

[A man, sitting on the ground, is wearing several layers of clothing, a peaked cap, and sandals; three large disks topped with straw are on the ground in front, a long staff behind, and three fairies dance in the air overhead]

[A man, sitting on the ground, is wearing several layers of clothing, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Attributed to a group of drawings, formerly bound, referred to as the "Hokusai School sketchbook." Many of the drawings have a small tab of similar paper attached at a later date... more

Sanbasō

Sanbasō

Print shows a man dancing.

Observations sur les danses.

Observations sur les danses.

An antidance treatise. The argument presented by the anonymous author is based on the idea that dancing is inconsistent with teachings in the Scripture, specifically the Ten Commandments. For example, just as t... more

The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children

The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children

Nine girls and young women dancing. LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by Sarony & Major, 117 Fulton St., N.Y. Published by Atwill, ... more

De la danse, considérée sous le rapport de l'éducation physique,

De la danse, considérée sous le rapport de l'éducation physique,

In this important early nineteenth-century physiology of dance, the author provides extensive discussion on the importance of dance. Numerous extractions from Alerme's text can be found throughout later ninetee... more

Nakamura utaemon no denkaibō

Nakamura utaemon no denkaibō

Print shows the actor Nakamura Utaemon portraying Den Kaibō dancing with a fan. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban ... more

The pipe dance and the tomahawk dance / F. Barinsou ; painted at the treaty of Prairie du Chien 1825 by J.O. Lewis ; Lehman & Duval Lithrs.

The pipe dance and the tomahawk dance / F. Barinsou ; painted at the t...

Native men performing the pipe dance and the tomahawk dance. Illus. in: The aboriginal port-folio : a collection of portraits of the most celebrated chiefs of the North American Indians / by J.O. Lewis. Philade... more

La polka

La polka

Title from item. Caption: "The gentleman takes the hand of his partner. Both lift first the right foot, and twice strike the left heel with the right heel, and then turn as in the waltz step." Stamped on verso:... more

Parada en el campo J.D

Parada en el campo J.D

Print shows gauchos or gypsises, some on horseback, others around a large two-wheeled wagon; they appear to have set up camp, a boy puts a kettle on a campfire and a man is playing the guitar while a man and a ... more

The Ball-room instructer [sic]; containing a complete description of cotillons and other popular dances, with illustrations.

The Ball-room instructer [sic]; containing a complete description of c...

This manual, small enough to fit into a pocket, declares that it contains "all the information which is interesting to the world of dancing" [p. 5]. In fact, like many nineteenth-century dance manuals, the text... more

The Georgia melodies. As sung by the Georgia Champions / Lith. of E.W. Bouve, Boston.

The Georgia melodies. As sung by the Georgia Champions / Lith. of E.W....

Music cover illustrated with couple dancing on porch.

A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati.

A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, ...

This book is typical of mid-nineteenth century antidance works. While many writers noted that the Bible contains numerous references to dance, Rice (1807-1877) points out that, in a biblical context, dance was ... more

Social dancing inconsistent with a Christian profession and baptismal vows: a sermon, preached in the Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., June 17, 1849,

Social dancing inconsistent with a Christian profession and baptismal ...

Taken from a sermon delivered 17 June 1849, Palmerʾs book is typical of midnineteenth-century antidance literature. He declares that the seventeen references to dance in the Bible are all performed by one sex, ... more

An essay on dancing /

An essay on dancing /

This book is a typical example of mid-nineteenth-century anti-dance literature. Crane takes the position that the ancients, including the Greeks and Egyptians, danced only for religious purposes. The author add... more

Tojin ja-odori no zu

Tojin ja-odori no zu

Japanese print shows eight men holding up a dragon with sticks for the dragon dance. Title from item. Nagasaki print. Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 159; 47623a. Earlier control number: 236.3-7. G... more

Dancing, as a means of physical education; with remarks on deformities, and their prevention and cure.

Dancing, as a means of physical education; with remarks on deformities...

In her strong defense of dance and its application to female physical education, Mrs. Webster declares that dancing as exercise "is the very best safeguard against the evils of over mental education." While sh... more

Winner's improved method for the violin

Winner's improved method for the violin

Music cover showing four black people--couple dancing in front of fireplace, man playing violin, and man standing in doorway.

A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks.

A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises...

In this book, dancing master Mason attempts to make a case for the advantages of dancing and traces the development of dance from ancient times. As part of his argument, Mason often distinguishes between the da... more

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