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[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut. Light spotting to endpapers, boards browned, spine ends a little bumped and two small splashes to spine itself.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-eminent dance historians of the twentieth century. He published this book from his Charing Cross Road bookshop which, from 1910 until his death in 1976, specialised in all things dance. A life of Beaumont, by Kathrine Sorley Walker, was published in 2006.

Keywords: Cyril W. BEAUMONT"


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