The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance
La Meri

New York: Columbia University Press, 1941. F xviii + 100 pages; useful glossary of terms, index; black and white illustrations of the hand and body positions depicting the art of ancient Hindu dance gesture; signed on the title page by the author La Meri (born Russell Meriwether Hughes) 1899-1988) US dancer, teacher, and writer, deeply immersed in the traditions of ethnic dance forms in the US and the Far East and performed them on extensive tours; large format approx. 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" size; bound in black cloth covered boards, gilt spine titles; some light edge, tips wear to covers; endpapers a little spotty; contents clean; explicit illustrations & instructions concerning this aspect of the art of the dance, by one of the great exponents and teachers, especially nice signed. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 19883)


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