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Cellarius, Henri.

The drawing-room dances / by Cellarius.

Additional Title(s):

Danse des salon. English. 1847

London : E. Churton, 26, Holles-Street, 1847.
Physical Description:
xii, 149, [1] p., viii leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1751 .C4513 1847
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Translation from French into English of the author's La danse des salons, Paris, 1847.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gold- stamped green publisher's cloth. Title stamped in gilt on upper board above a vignette of a couple dancing.
Engraved vignette on t.p.
Plate viii bound in as frontispiece.
Printed by J. Billing, Woking, Surrey.
A translation of La danse des salons (1847), this manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is followed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltz a trois temps, and waltze a deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille. The manual contains eighty-three figures for a series of dance games, called the cotillion (also known as the German or German cotillon).
Illustrations by T.H. Jones; after Paul Gavarni.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- France -- 19th century.
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Ballroom dancing -- 19th century.
Balls (Parties) -- France -- 19th century.
Balls (Parties) -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Billing, J. -- Printer
Churton, E. -- Publisher
Dance -- France -- 19th century.
Dance -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1847.
Gavarni, Paul, 1804-1866, ill.
Jones, T. H., engraver.

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