Praha: V. Petr, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. Item #026167
361 pages, illustrated. Czech language. Many illustrations of dancers. Copies at Brit Lib, NYPL, Getty, Czech Nat Lib. Siblik was an important aesthetician, a theorist and dance pedagogue. He promoted modern dance as Demeny's method. His many works are relatively scarce (Princeton has 2 copies of other works, British Library several, but most are in the Czech National Library. Isador Duncan had one of his books. He was the leading exponent of classical dance between World War I and II, both writing on the Isador Dance Revival and the translator of Valery's work on dance into Czech. Though his works were not translated into English, his discussion of the Czech expressionism is still basic (he also noted the importance of photographer Frantisek Drikkol's focus on the erotic and his capturing marvelous expressions on the dancer's face, arms and legs. Bound in yellow cloth pictorially stamped in silver and black, spine lettered and ruled in silver. A very nice, sharp cornered copy with just a hint of finger soiling. [OCLC: 84098628].