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Title The Art of Dancing, and Ball Room Instructor.
Object Name Book
Catalog Number 2003.030.0024
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Author Ferrero, Edward
Summary The Art of Dancing, and Ball Room Instructor. To which is Added a Few Hints on Etiquette; Also The Figures, Music, and Necessary Instruction for the Performance of the most Modern and Approved Dances, as Executed at the Private Academies of the Author, Together with a Complete Description of the Various Figures of the Celebrated. German or Cotillion. By Edward Ferrero. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, [1859]. Edition not determined. 208 pp., lacking original wrappers (detail image of back shows remnants of the printed wrapper), 4-3/8" wide x 6-7/8" high. Shaken, soiled and worn.

Hoboken provenance not established, but it may have been typical of a book used by the then German population. While the collation appears correct, it is lacking the front and rear flyleaves and any end matter (advertisements) that would usually be found in volumes of this era.

Spine titling: The Art of Dancing. The rest of the lettering is hardly legible, but it appears to be "Price 50 Cents."
Publisher Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers
Published Place New York
Published Date 1859
Copy# 1
Physical Description Small octavo wrappers.
Year Range from 1859
Caption title page
Imagefile 020\20030300024.JPG
Classification Cultural Activities
Domestic Life
Social & Personal Activity
Ethnic Culture