78 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 19 x 24 cm.
"Anna Pavlova, greatest of the prima ballerinas, has become a treasured memory among ballet enthusiasts old enough to have seen her dance; a tantalizing legend to those who know her dancing only from photographs and the reports of others. This book, however, comes high on our list of reasonable facsimiles. The sixty-odd photographs (which are an important part of this as they are of other volumes in Mr. Magriel's series of dance books) show Pavlova in all her important roles and in the intimate scenes of private life as well. She is pictured in action; she is shown backstage preparing for performances; she is shown both here and abroad in moments of relaxation." -- from the book jacket