The Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. First-Sixth Issue

The Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. First-Sixth Issue
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The Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. First-Sixth IssueThe Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. First-Sixth IssueThe Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. First-Sixth Issue

Edited by Arnold Haskell.

Adam and Charles Black. London. 1947-1952. 6 volumes, hardback, 4to; beige cloth with printed title, dust jackets. [c.150 pages per volume.] Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. English. 250 x 195mm. 3.6kg. . Very good, in very good dust jackets; light shelf wear, light ruffling to spine ends and top edge, a couple of long tears to the jacket of Sixth Issue.

The first six issues of Arnold Haskell's annual reflection on the International ballet scene. Haskell's aim was to create a written record of ballet performances and developments as they happpened and for posterity. The Annuals reflect on perfomances in London, Paris, New Yor, etc. and articles discuss Ninette de Valois, Sophie Fedorovitch, Andre Derain, Cecil Beaton, Christian Berard, George Balanchine, Nijinsky, Constant Lambert among others. There are contributions from Marie Rambert, Cyril Beaumont, Simon Fleet, Richard Buckle, etc., and illustrations and photographs by Sophie Fedorovitch, Michael Ayrton, Edward Robertson, Gordon Anthony, Cecile Walton, Angus McBean, Goncharova, etc. The first issue includes a striking dust jacket design by Honor Frost, and further issues have enpapers by Michael Ayrton, Jean Target, and Osbert Lancaster. The Ballet Annual continued for 18 issues.