BUT FIRST A SCHOOL: The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet

By: Dunning, Jennifer

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(New York): Viking, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JENNIFER DUNNING - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a small, light glue mark to its front panel and with the top edges of its flaps a bit darkened. x, [1] leaf & 242 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top edge of the book is lightly foxed. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Best wishes, Jennifer Dunning".

From the library of the writer, director and performer Erica Bilder with "Erica Bilder / New York, June 7 '86" penned at the top of the title page.

"In 1934 Lincoln Kirsten invited George Balanchine to come to the United States and direct a ballet company. Balanchine, who was himself a graduate of Russia's greatest ballet academy and knew the importance of rigorous technical training, cabled back: 'Yes, but first a school'." [From the dust wrapper copy]. Jennifer Dunning recounts the story of the school which the two men founded. Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: BUT FIRST A SCHOOL: The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet

Author Name: Dunning, Jennifer

Categories: Dance,

Publisher: (New York): Viking, (1985).: (1985).

ISBN Number: 067080407X

ISBN Number 13: 9780670804078

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 32874

Keywords: DANCE; DANCE TRAINING; AMERICAN BALLET; LINCOLN KIRSTEIN; GEORGE BALANCHINE; NEW YORK CITY BALLET; BUT FIRST A SCHOOL: The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet; JENNIFER DUNNING; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ERICA BILDER'S CO