[BALLET] HASKELL, Arnold L. (Editor) The Ballet Annual. A Record and Year Book of the Ballet. Vols 1 - 18.
Adam and Charles Black. 1947 - 1964.
8vo., original cloth all but two volumes with dust wrappers. Some price-clipping, creasing, chipping, rubbing and marking to wrappers. Internally fresh and clean. Illustrated throughout.
A complete run (17 volumes) of the Ballet Annual in its original format (195 x 253mm) with the first volume (No.18) in its newer format (145 x 225mm). Three of the volumes bear the ownership signature of the dance critic John Percival. Percival covered dance in all its forms for the Times from 1965 to 1997, when it was decided that a new voice was needed. He then reviewed for the Independent for several years. He wrote for a vast number of other publications, notably the magazine Dance and Dancers, and produced eight books and the commentary for a film about Rudolf Nureyev. Percival contributed A Ballet Check List to volumes 14- 18 of the Ballet Annual.