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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

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

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

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court: viz. the Richmond, the roundeau, the rigadoon, the favourite, the Spanheim, and the Britannia.

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court: viz. the Richmond, the...

Dancer, teacher, and theoretician John Weaver (1673-1760) compiled this important collection of choreographies by Mr. Isaac. With melodies composed by James Paisible, the collection contains six ballroom dances... more

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

An essay for the further improvement of dancing; being a collection of figure dances, of several numbers, compos'd by the most eminent masters; describ'd in characters after the newest manner of Monsieur Feuillet.

An essay for the further improvement of dancing; being a collection of...

This is a collection of dances with music in Feuillet notation by numerous eighteenth-century dancing masters including Thomas Caverley, Anthony l'Abbee, Louis-Guillaume Pecour, and Josiah Priest. Designed for ... 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

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la Reine ...

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez l...

This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for... more

Receuil danglaise : arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, ché la Reine /

Receuil danglaise : arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, c...

This is a collection of nine English country dances with directions for the figures and appropriate music for a treble instrument. The English country dance was imported into France during the early eighteenth-... more

Le répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés.

Le répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites...

This is a bound collection of contredanses, figured group dances for four or more couples that were popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Each dance is described on four pages: a title page th... 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

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

The complete system of English country dancing, containing all the figures ever used in English country dancing, with a variety of new figures, and new reels ...

The complete system of English country dancing, containing all the fig...

Originally published in 1808 and expanded in 1811 under the title An analysis of country dancing, this edition borrows extensively from earlier editions. As with earlier editions, the figures for English count... 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

Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles ...

Letters on dancing, reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to ea...

This manual is considered one of the most important discussions regarding the style and steps of early Romantic ballet. A dancer and dancing master, Théleur (née Taylor; fl. c. 1817-c. 1844), wrote his manual... more

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected, with examples.

Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged...

This manual contains instructions for twelve steps that, according to the author, can be learned by practicing two hours a day. Libretti and music are provided for three musical comedy sketches that require clog dancing.

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing (choregraphy) with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe ...

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in t...

The first edition of Zorn's book was published in Leipzig in 1887 under the title Grammatik der Tanzkunst; later it was translated into English and Russian. Through text and Zorn's innovative dance notation sys... more

How to dance the revived ancient dances.

How to dance the revived ancient dances.

Holt begins his discussion with a history of "chorography" and the work of famed eighteenth-century dancing masters and choreographers Guillaume-Louis Pecour, Pierre Beauchamps, and Raoul-Auger Feuillet. Severa... more

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...

Head- and tail-pieces; initials. Vol. 2 has title: Trattato secondo del Ballarino ... nel quale s'insegnano varie sorti di balletti, cascarde, tordiglione, passo e mezo, pauaniglia, canario, & gagliarde all' vs... 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 pers...

Par Thoinot Arbeau demeurant à Lengres. (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram for Jehan Tabourot. "Extraict du priuilege" is dated "Novembre 1588." Inscribed in gold on fly-... more

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 volt...

Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by G... more

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, et di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di movimento alle creanze et gratie d'amore. Convenevoli a tutti i cavalieri, & dame, per ogni sorte di ballo, balletto, & brando d'Italia, di Spagna & di Francia. Con figure ... in rame et regole della musica et intavolatura quali si richieggono al suono et al canto. Divisa in tre trattati

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i gius...

Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 an... more

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the...

Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pag... more

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

LC v. 1 has spine title: Les plaisirs de l'Arquebuse; v. 2 has spine title: Recueil de danses. LC v. 4 not available at time of cataloging. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile p... more

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

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

De la composition de M. Pecour, et mis au jour par M. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. "Airs de danses conten... 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...

Recüeillies et mises au jour par Mr. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. "Airs des dances contenuës en ce recüeil, qui sert de table à ce volume": 16 p. at end. Available also throug... more

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, ...

Par Mr. Feuillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court viz. the Richmond, the roundeau, the rigadoon, the favourite, the Spanheim, and the Britannia

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court viz. the Richmond, the ...

All compos'd by Mr. Isaac, and writ down in characters, by John Weaver, dancing-master. (statement of responsibility) Plates contain diagrams of dance figures; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance fi... more

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 birth...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figurs [sic] for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde ... and revis'd by the author ... (statement of responsibility) LC copy imperfect: 12th couplet su... more

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; e...

"The princess by Mr. Isack"--Leaf [2]. LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye...

translated from the French of Monsr Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing... 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 bir...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of ma[ste]rs writt [sic] by Mr. de la Garde ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as f... more

An essay for the further improvement of dancing being a collection of figure dances, of several numbers, compos'd by the most eminent masters; describ'd in characters after the newest manner of Monsieur Feuillet

An essay for the further improvement of dancing being a collection of ...

By E. Pemberton. To which is added, three single dances, viz. a chacone by Mr. Isaac, a passacaille by Mr. L'Abbe, and a jig by Mr. Pecour ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of... 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 d...

engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde, dancing master ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images... more

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional... more

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth d...

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from the British Museum Catalogue of printed music, 1487-1800. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs, avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et ...

Engraved throughout. Contains music. With this are bound the author's Recueil de dances ... Paris, 1709, and Recueil de dances, composées par M. Pecour ... et mise sur le papier par M. Feuillet ... Paris, 1709... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters and figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile ... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pa... more

The friendship Mr. Isaac's new dance for the year 1715

The friendship Mr. Isaac's new dance for the year 1715

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pa... more

Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of the arms, &c. Whereby any person (who understands dancing) may of himself learn all manner of dances

Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative ...

Being an exact and just translation from the French of Monsieur Feuillet. By John Weaver, dancing master. (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. The Rigadoon, the Louver, and the Brittagne, by Mr. I... 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...

mise au jour par le Sr. Rameau ... Ouvrage très utile pour toutes personnes qui ont sçu ou qui apprennent à danser, puis que par le secour de ce livre, on peut se remettre facilement dans toutes les danses que ... more

The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing country-dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. Vol. the 2d

The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing country-dances with the...

First ed. published 1650 by John Playford under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Arte de danzar a la francesa adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseñan el modo de hacer todos los diferentes passos de la danza del minuete, con todas sus reglas, y de conducir los brazos en cada passo: Y en quatro figuras, el modo de danzar los tres passapies. Tambien estàn escritos en solfa, para que qualquier musico los sepa tañer

Arte de danzar a la francesa adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseña...

Su autor Pablo Minguet e Irol ... Añadido en esta tercera impression todos los passos, ò movimientos del danzar à la española ... (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Available also through the Library... more

Receuil danglaise arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, ché la Reine

Receuil danglaise arrangees avec leurs traits telle quel se danse, ché...

mis au jour par M[onsieu]r Landrin, m[ai]tre de danse ét compositeur des traits des contre-danse. (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. Chainlines vertical; no watermark found. Signatures: [1]¡ chi... more

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la Reine

Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la...

Title proper, extent statement, and approximate date of publication from Derra de Moroda. Each of the 12 pieces which together with 4 unnumbered pages at the beginning form v. 1 has special t.p. with title: Pot... more

Le répertoire des bals ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés

Le répertoire des bals ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites ...

Par le sr. de La Cuisse ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout; line borders. Imprint varies. Vol. 1 is in 2 parts. The second part has special t.-p.: Suite du Répertoire des bals, ou recueil de ... 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

Par M. Malpied. (statement of responsibility) Engr. t-p. and text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Erweiterung der Kunst nach der Chorographie zu tanzen, Tänze zu erfinden, und aufzusetzen wie auch Anweisung zu verschiedenen National-Tänzen; als zu Englischen, Deutschen, Schwäbischen, Pohlnischen, Hannak- Masur- Kosak- und Hungarischen; mit Kupfern; nebst einer Anzahl Englischer Tänze

Erweiterung der Kunst nach der Chorographie zu tanzen, Tänze zu erfind...

Von C. J. v. Feldtenstein. (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo

Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo

di Gennaro Magri ... (statement of responsibility) The engraved plates consist of diagrammed dances, most with accompanying dance music, which was composed by Magri, De Dominicis, Di Gennaro, Giuliano, A. Monto... more

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

Par M. Bacquoy-Guédon ... (statement of responsibility) "Seconde partie, contenant des airs de différens mouvemens, pour exercer l'oreille à la mesure, dans le menuet & dans la contre-danse," with special t.-p.... more

15e.-30e. recueil des contre-danses et walzes

15e.-30e. recueil des contre-danses et walzes

par Louis Julien Clarchies. (statement of responsibility) Principally for 2 violins. Title from t.p. of recueil 15 (the number is in ms. on the engraved t.p.). Recueil 28 has variant publisher statement: Chez F... more

The complete system of English country dancing containing all the figures ever used in English country dancing, with a variety of new figures, and new reels

The complete system of English country dancing containing all the figu...

By Thomas Wilson ... (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

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 and ...

by C. Blasis ... Translated under the author's immediate inspection by R. Barton] (statement of responsibility) On spine: Code of Terpsichore. By C. Blasis ... With seventeen plates; illustrating upwards of six... more

Letters on dancing reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to easy scientific principles

Letters on dancing reducing this elegant and healthful exercise to eas...

By E. A. Théleur ... Illustrated by twenty-four copper-plate engravings, by Stewart, Halpin, Hicks and Read ... (statement of responsibility) 4 leaves of music not included in paging. Available also through the... more

The art of dancing, historically illustrated To which is added a few hints on etiquette; also, the figures, music, and necessary instruction for the performance of the most modern and approved dances, as executed at the private academies of the author

The art of dancing, historically illustrated To which is added a few h...

By Edward Ferrero. (statement of responsibility) Music: 103 pages. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Brookes on modern dancing containing a full description of all dances, as practised in the ball room and at private parties, together with an essay on etiquette

Brookes on modern dancing containing a full description of all dances,...

By L. De G. Brookes. (statement of responsibility) Includes music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Clog dancing made easy The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected, with examples

Clog dancing made easy The elements and practice of that art arranged,...

By Henry Tucker. (statement of responsibility) With music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Dick's quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter To which is added a sensible guide to etiquette and proper deportment in the ball and assembly room, besides seventy pages of dance music for the piano

Dick's quadrille call-book, and ball-room prompter To which is added a...

Music: p. 161-230. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

La danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

La danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

Technique de Mme Berthe Bernay ... notation musicale de MM. Francis Casadesus et Jules Maugué. Illustrations de M. Valvérane. (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing (choregraphy) with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe

Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical lessons in th...

Translated by Benjamin P. Coates. Supplemented by: "Musical score of the Grammar of the art of dancing, by Friedrich Albert Zorn, edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe ..." (1 p.l., 37 p. 21x28 cm.) published: Bosto... more

How to dance the revived ancient dances

How to dance the revived ancient dances

By Ardern Holt. (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)

Dances of to-day

Dances of to-day

by Albert W. Newman ... an expert's full directions, with illustrations and diagrams, for learning or teaching the tango, hesitation, one-step, Boston, maxixe and all other modern dances. (statement of responsi... more

Basses danses dites de Marguerite d'Autriche (Ms. 9085 aus dem Besitz der Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier, Bruxelles) vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift

Basses danses dites de Marguerite d'Autriche (Ms. 9085 aus dem Besitz ...

Full-color facsimile of the anonymous 15th century dance notebook. Title from inside of lower cover. "Die Verkaufsauflage dieser Faksimile-Ausgabe ist auf 500 arabisch (1-500) numerierte Exemplare limitiert. Zu... more

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...

Head- and tail-pieces; initials. Vol. 2 has title: Trattato secondo del Ballarino ... nel quale s'insegnano varie sorti di balletti, cascarde, tordiglione, passo e mezo, pauaniglia, canario, & gagliarde all' vs... 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 pers...

Par Thoinot Arbeau demeurant à Lengres. (statement of responsibility) Contains music. Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram for Jehan Tabourot. "Extraict du priuilege" is dated "Novembre 1588." Inscribed in gold on fly-... more

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 volt...

Title within engraved architectural border ornamented with vignettes of instrumentalists, a portrait of the author, etc. Head- and tailpieces; initials. The illustrations consist of 10 full-page engravings by G... more

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i giusti modi del ben portar la vita, et di accommodarsi con ogni leggiadria di movimento alle creanze et gratie d'amore. Convenevoli a tutti i cavalieri, & dame, per ogni sorte di ballo, balletto, & brando d'Italia, di Spagna & di Francia. Con figure ... in rame et regole della musica et intavolatura quali si richieggono al suono et al canto. Divisa in tre trattati

Nvove inventioni di balli opera vaghissima nella quale si danno i gius...

Running title: Le gratie d'amore, the title under which the work was first published in 1602. Includes lute tablatures for some of the dances. Earlier state (?) of engraving on p. 256 inserted between p. 202 an... more

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin

The dancing master; or, Directions for dancing country dances with the...

Vol. 2, 2d ed., has imprint: Printed for H. Playford, 1698. First ed. published 1651 [i.e. 1650] under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pag... more

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures

LC v. 1 has spine title: Les plaisirs de l'Arquebuse; v. 2 has spine title: Recueil de danses. LC v. 4 not available at time of cataloging. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile p... more

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

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

De la composition de M. Pecour, et mis au jour par M. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. "Airs de danses conten... 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...

Recüeillies et mises au jour par Mr. Feüillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. "Airs des dances contenuës en ce recüeil, qui sert de table à ce volume": 16 p. at end. Available also throug... more

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie

Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie d'une maniére si aisée, ...

Par Mr. Feuillet ... (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. Contains music. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court viz. the Richmond, the roundeau, the rigadoon, the favourite, the Spanheim, and the Britannia

A collection of ball-dances perform'd at court viz. the Richmond, the ...

All compos'd by Mr. Isaac, and writ down in characters, by John Weaver, dancing-master. (statement of responsibility) Plates contain diagrams of dance figures; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance fi... more

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 birth...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figurs [sic] for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde ... and revis'd by the author ... (statement of responsibility) LC copy imperfect: 12th couplet su... more

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity

For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye...

translated from the French of Monsr Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing... 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 bir...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of ma[ste]rs writt [sic] by Mr. de la Garde ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as f... more

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The princess Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; e...

"The princess by Mr. Isack"--Leaf [2]. LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as ... more

An essay for the further improvement of dancing being a collection of figure dances, of several numbers, compos'd by the most eminent masters; describ'd in characters after the newest manner of Monsieur Feuillet

An essay for the further improvement of dancing being a collection of ...

By E. Pemberton. To which is added, three single dances, viz. a chacone by Mr. Isaac, a passacaille by Mr. L'Abbe, and a jig by Mr. Pecour ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of... more

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 d...

engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. de la Garde, dancing master ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional... more

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs, avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances

Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et ...

Engraved throughout. Contains music. With this are bound the author's Recueil de dances ... Paris, 1709, and Recueil de dances, composées par M. Pecour ... et mise sur le papier par M. Feuillet ... Paris, 1709... more

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters

The Northumberland Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth d...

LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from the British Museum Catalogue of printed music, 1487-1800. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters and figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile ... 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 17...

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pa... more

Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of the arms, &c. Whereby any person (who understands dancing) may of himself learn all manner of dances

Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative ...

Being an exact and just translation from the French of Monsieur Feuillet. By John Weaver, dancing master. (statement of responsibility) Engraved throughout. The Rigadoon, the Louver, and the Brittagne, by Mr. I... more

The friendship Mr. Isaac's new dance for the year 1715

The friendship Mr. Isaac's new dance for the year 1715

the tune by Mr. Paisible ; engraven in characters & figures for the use of masters writ by Mr. Pemberton ... (statement of responsibility) Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile pa... 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...

mise au jour par le Sr. Rameau ... Ouvrage très utile pour toutes personnes qui ont sçu ou qui apprennent à danser, puis que par le secour de ce livre, on peut se remettre facilement dans toutes les danses que ... more

The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing country-dances with the tunes to each dance, for the treble-violin. Vol. the 2d

The dancing-master; or, Directions for dancing country-dances with the...

First ed. published 1650 by John Playford under title: The English dancing-master. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

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