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#1 glebb

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Posted 05 February 2002 - 10:30 PM

I just received, in the mail, my own edition of THE ROMANTIC BALLET in LITHOGRAPHS of THE TIMES, by C.W. Beaumont and Sacheverell Sitwell.

I bought it from a bookstore in London called DANCE BOOKS LTD.

It's a wonderful book with great information and many pictures of the Romantic Era Ballerinas.

I still would like to own the big color prints of these Romantic Era Ballerinas that were sold in the 1960s.

Does anyone know how to get these prints?

#2 Mel Johnson

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Posted 05 February 2002 - 10:36 PM

WOW! What great find! Now all we have to do is get you a copy of The Pre-Romantic Ballet and you'll really be in business. I think that one only was printed in one edition of about 300 copies and a great number of them were spoiled in a flood at the printer's.

#3 Estelle

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Posted 06 February 2002 - 04:34 AM

Mel, actually "The pre-romantic ballet" by Marian Hannah Winter is not so hard to find: it is in the catalog of Dance Books (a wonderful bookstore indeed, what a pity it is not in London any longer), my boyfriend bought it for me there last year (but I haven't read it yet).

Glebb, perhaps you could ask the owners of Dance Books about how to get such color prints.

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Posted 06 February 2002 - 05:18 AM

Dance Books had a shop in Covent Garden until recently. It now operates by mail order and internet only, and has an excellent online catalogue at www.dancebooks.co.uk

Like everyone else who used to frequent it, I really miss the shop.

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 06 February 2002 - 06:59 AM

That's good news about the Winter - the the US, a mint-condition first edition, and that's the only edition there was, if I recall correctly, goes for $3,000 to $5,000 on the rare book market. An actually useful copy must go for considerably less!

#6 Viviane

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Posted 06 February 2002 - 07:56 AM

Glebb,
the bigger color prints from the 6Os do show-up sometimes at general house-sales overhere. They are difficult to trace because they appear in un-catalogued sales. I think they are more likely to find in the UK. In the past 5 years, I saw some a few times....if I hear or see again something about them, I'll send you an alert. Strange, I've never seen them on Ebay ?!

#7 glebb

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Posted 06 February 2002 - 08:07 AM

Thanks Viviane.

Victoria has already located something at ebay and I have bought it, so keep the info coming!

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Posted 07 February 2002 - 11:27 AM

Hi, Glebb! There is an antique-prints shop in Cecil Court, London, which has many ballet-theme lithographs and such. It occupies the spot directly opposite (across from) the old Dance Books site. Its name is The Witch's Ball. If memory serves, it was still there last summer. I will try to dig-up the business card; I'm sure that telephone assistance for England could help, if you're in a rush. You have name of shop & street.

There are many other lithograph shops in the area but this one, as I recall, focuses on theatrical arts themes. The owner always has LOTS of ballet items & she is extremely knowledgeable on the ballet-lithographs topic.

Warning, though - they are pricey but they are beautiful & authentic with certifications/registration, e.g., I paid about 600 L for a Fanny Elssler-Cachucha 'Beautees de l'Opera' lithograph after lots of bargaining with the lady who owns the shop!

[ February 07, 2002: Message edited by: Jeannie ]



#9 Viviane

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Posted 07 February 2002 - 01:52 PM

Jeannie, I think it's called "Stagedoor Prints" ?

#10 Natalia

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Posted 07 February 2002 - 06:43 PM

That may be another one, Viviane. The one where I bought my prints was Witches Ball. I do recall a couple of other print shops in Cecil Court but, at the time that I compared them, WB had the most ballet-related items. I am sure that there are other areas in London. And when one goes further afield, one finds real treasure-troves...such as a little shop in Plymouth, near the quai, with tons of ballet books & prints, although that is not its lone subject. [Gee, I really should put my ballet-related business cards into a rolodex.]

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Posted 11 February 2002 - 08:25 AM

Thanks Jeannie and all for your help!


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