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  • DANCING WITH CUBA: A Memoir of the Revolution. by Guillermoprieto, Alma.
    Guillermoprieto, Alma.
    DANCING WITH CUBA: A Memoir of the Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the six months Guillermoprieto, who had been raised in Mexico and New York City, spent in Cuba in the 1970's - Despite the chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, she found a people who touched her forever and ideas and ideals that would change her thinking. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-375725814.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39289
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  • Guillermoprieto, Alma.
    SAMBA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the history and culture of black Braziliams and of the social and spirtitual energies in the rhthyms and ritual of the samba. The story of Rio's carnival by this Mexican journalist and dancer. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-394-571894.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 29293
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  • DANCING SPIRIT: An Autobiography. by Jamison, Judith with Howard Kaplan.
    Jamison, Judith with Howard Kaplan.
    DANCING SPIRIT: An Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this outstanding African American dancer, an innovator in her field. Includes an account of her discovery by Agnes de Mille, her struggle to make it in a world that favors petite white women, her collaboration with Alvin Ailey, the formation of her own troupe, and finally her return to head up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater after its founder died. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in 1994. Illustrated throughout with photographs. List of interviews, brief bibliography. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-385-425570.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56974
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  • Johnston, Jill
    MOTHER BOUND: Autobiography in Search of a Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first part of her autobiography - the story of her childhood in a 'family' shaped by the story told by her mother: that she was a widow (although in reality she was an unwed mother) - and of her early years and her ambivalence about her sexuality, her career as a dance critic and her life in the then-forming SoHo world. Illustrated with photographs. 164 pp. ISBN: 0-394-527577.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38780
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  • THE ART OF FLAMENCO. by Pohren, D.E.
    Pohren, D.E.
    THE ART OF FLAMENCO.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    Shaftesbury, Dorset. UK: Musical New Services Ltd. (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A revised and updated edition of this comprehensive and award-winning book on Flamenco, the author's first book originally published in 1962. Includes a look at the history of the dance, a section on flamenco guitar makers, appendices on the juerga, flamenco festivals, resources for learning flamenco and more. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1985. At the time of publication, the author was the only non-Spaniard to be elected to the Catedra de Flamencologia of Jerez de la Frontera. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Glossary. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-946570027.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners bumped).

    Book ID: 72573
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  • Richey, Elinor.
    EMINENT WOMEN OF THE WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1975. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The stories of nine women from six Western states, each of them a pathbreaker in a different field: Florence Sabin, Gertrude Atherton, Imogen Cunningham, Jeannette Rankin, Julia Morgan, Sarah Winnemucca, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein and Abigail Scott Duniway.This copy is INSCRIBED by the author. Illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 276 pgs. ISBN: 0-8310-71009.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (some creasing and wear to the upper edge of the dj, small chip at the top of the spine.)

    Book ID: 15313
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  • LEGENDS AND DANCES OF OLD MEXICO. by Schwendener, Norma and Averil Tibbels.
    Schwendener, Norma and Averil Tibbels.
    LEGENDS AND DANCES OF OLD MEXICO.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: A. S. Barnes, 1934. Hardcover - A detailed description of twelve historical dances of Old Mexico - with information on how to perform them musical notations, and more. Illustrated with drawings which portray the, symbolism of each dance as well as describing the costumes worn. xiii, 111 pp.

    Condition: Very good in sturdy orange buckram covers - exlibrary but with few markings (signs of pocket removal on rear endpaper.).

    Book ID: 44654
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  • WHITE SWAN, BLACK SWAN. by Sharp, Adrienne.
    Sharp, Adrienne.
    WHITE SWAN, BLACK SWAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book, a collection of bittersweet stories about the world of ballet and its fringes.SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504206.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57641
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