New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Dina Makarova. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. INSCRIBED by the DANCER-AUTHOR on her frontispiece portrait, quarto (12" X 9"), bronzed & textured cloth with gold lettering on spine and facsimile signature of Makarova on the front cover, Introduction and edited by Gennady Smakov, profusely illustrated with more than 300 color and B&W photos taken by Nina Makarova and others, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) of NM in Swan Lake taken by her daughter with cover (repeated as frontispiece), golden-tan endpapers, 366 pages +  Colophon. Large and heavy book may require extra postage. Very Fine / Fine. Item #5913
INSCRIBED by the Prima Ballerina Assoluta on the iconic photograph of her performance in Swan Lake that was taken by her daughter Nina. It is also reproduced on the book's cover. This beautifully illustrated publication received a Certificate of Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and was Selected for Exhibition.
Natalia Romanovna Makarova (Russian: , born 1940) is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that "her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West."
INSCRIBED/SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION in all respects! IMMACULATE COPY. Tight & bright with No foxing. No remainder marks. Sharp unclipped dust jacket.