Ballet Impromptu by Kay Ambrose, Golden Galley Press Ltd., London. 1946. 1st Edition. SOLD.
Illustrated by the authoress. Published by Golden Galley Press London, 1946. Dimensions : 286mm x 218mm x 12mm. Weight : 0.570kg net. Condition : Good.
Ballet Impromptu, Variations on a Theme, by Kay Ambrose. Illustrated by Kay Ambrose. Published by Golden Galley Press Limited, 11, Buckingham Street, Adelphi, London, W.C.2. 1946. First Edition.
Dimensions : 286mm x 218mm x 12mm. Weight : 0.570kg net.
4to, 94 medium/heavy quality numbered pages with many sketches by Kay Ambrose and sepia photographs.
Condition/Notes : No DJ. White rexine front board with light wear to edges, dusting to edges. Blue and gilt title box upper quarter. Back board similar with general usage. Spine good with light wear top and tail, gilt and blue title box, gilt publisher on tail. Illustrated front paste-down and e/p by authoress. 25/- in pencil handscript top rh corner. Some foxing spots. pp with sketch; verso dedication to My Mother. Title page follows with full page colour drawing of dancer signed Ambrose facing. Verso Acknowledgements. Contents follows, Chapters I to XIV. Commences p9 with drawing facing. Very well illustrated throughout by the authoress and includes 7 full colour plates and sepia photographs. Pages clean with light toning to edges and some foxing in places. 20mm tear to lower lh edge of p83 (full plate sepia photo of Ram Gopal as Vishnu) against the lower binding. Otherwise pages very good. Binding quite tight and fully intact. Back e/p and paste-down also illustrated with drawings by authoress. Dusting to edges. Slight bending to the upper rh quarter of the volume. Please view the images below :
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