FONTEYN, Margot. The Magic of Dance. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1980.
4to. Original grey cloth, titled gilt to spine, with illustrated dust wrapper; pp. [vi], 328; a very good copy, price-clipped, with an inscription from the author to half-title reading "To Gillian, Suzanne and Gayle — Margot Fonteyn, 25th Jan 1980".
First edition. A history of dance over the past five centuries, with particular reference to ballet and stage performance. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, some drawn from Fonteyn's private collection.
Margot Fonteyn (Dame Margaret Evelyn de Arias) was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II.