Dances of the Netherlands
by E. Van Der Ven-Ten Bensel
Edited by Violet Alford
(Handbooks of European National Dances)
Max Parrish & Company, 1949 [First Edition], illustrated colour frontispiece and title page, illustrated coloured plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, wrapper foxing to end-papers, underlining in blue pen on one page, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chips and small tears to edges and corners, foxed spine (see photographs)
"Clogs and baggy trousers, wide checked skirts and white caps - is not this our picture when we think of Dutch folk dances?
Dr. Elise van der Van-ten Bensel has devoted her life to the study and preservation of Dutch folk dances.
In this book, after a lively and amusing essay on Dutch folk like, the author describes four typical dances, with their step-notation and music, and four charming colour plates show the traditional costumes for each dance."