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Cours de danse. Fin de siècle. Illustrations de Louis Legrand

Legrand, Louis

Paris. E. Dentu. 1892
The large paper issue of Legrand's 'Cours de Danse' with the extra suite.

From the édition de tête of 50 numbered large-paper copies on papier des manufactures Impériales du Japon with the extra suite of the 10 etched plates printed with remarques, together with a suite of all the vignettes.

The illustrations show Can-Can dancers rehearsing classic high kick positions, including 'Le Grand Ecart,' 'Le Croisement,' 'Brisement assis', and 'La jambe derrière la tête'.
pp. 59. Large 8vo. (290 x 205 mm). With frontispiece and 10 etched plates, each in two states and with tissue guards with titles. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in red and vignette in blue to front cover.

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