[ILLUSTRATED DANCE BOOK IN TURKISH] Tangodan mamboya bütün dans'lar. [i.e. All dances from tango to mambo].
Comp. by SELAM DIKMEN, And Yayinlari, Ist., 1955.
Original pictorial wrappers. 12mo. (16 x 12 cm). In Turkish. 96 p., richly ills. Slight wear on the spine and a small tear on a page. Otherwise a very good copy. First and Only Edition of this rare compilation by a Turkish female author about all dances and their choreographies. As the author states in her preface to the book, she says that she wrote this book about an incident experienced by a friend who has been a dance teacher for 25 years. This event, which the author herself witnessed, begins with a young man waiting for the dance course asking whether there is an instructive dance book in Turkish literature. When Semra Dikmen finds out that there is no such book, she decides to do this compilation. This small, but to-the-point and one of the earliest examples in the Turkish language, includes a short history of dances, Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Swing, Mambo, Samba, and Tango.