Author Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea
Title A Treatise on the Art of Dancing
Publishing Location London
Year 1762
Publisher Printed for the Author
Edition I
Number of Pages in-8, 292
Publishing Country GBR
Publishing Language ENG
Notes
COMPLETE TITLE: A Treatise on the Art of Dancing. By Giovanni-Andrea Gallini, Director of the Dances at the Royal Theatre in the Haymarket.
PUBLISHER:
Printed for the Author; And Sold by R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall Mall; T. Becket, in the Strand; and W. Nicholl, in St. Paul's Church-Yard.

The text borrows heavily from previous works and especially from Noverre (Lettres sur la Danse, et sur les Ballets (see)) and from Weaver (An Essay Towards a History of Dancing (see)).
The volume presents a history of dancing, a discussion on the reasons for learning the art of dancing, and a discourse on the minuet. Also interesting are Gallini's observations on European and extra-European dancing.

LATER EDITIONS:
- London, Printed for the Author; And Sold by J. Dodsley, 1765.
- London, Printed for the Author; And Sold by R. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, in the Strand; J. Dixwell in St. Martin's-Lane, near Charing-Cross; And at Mr. Bremner's Music Shop, opposite Somerset-House, in the Strand, 1772.
Online text: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - PROJECT GUTENBERG - GOOGLE BOOKS

RECENT EDITIONS:
Reprints of the first edition:
- New York, Broude Brothers, 1967 (Monuments of music and music literature in facsimile, 48; Series 2, Music literature).
- Boston (Mass.), Indy Publish,  2008.
- s.l., The Echo Library, 2008.

Reprint of the edition of 1772: s.l., Kessinger, 2010.

 

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