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Beaumont

Dancing Pages: Beaumont Press

The brainchild of the dedicated and modest dancer and historian Cyril W. Beaumont, the Beaumont Press was born out of his London, Charing Cross bookstore, and became a way that he could further his interest in the typographic arts. The press, the man and the bookstore soon acquired a cultish following, for being one of the few printers that specialized in dance history and dance technique. Although not as well recognized in the field of printing and typography, in the field of ballet history and dance theory, he is widely regarded as a pioneer, because of his work cataloging and codifying dance moves and critiques.

Nowadays, sadly the Beaumont privately printed archives can be quite hard to find, as this side of the great man’s life was often forgotten by other historians and art critics. Although the man and his work was held in high esteem outside of his home country, so much so that he was awarded a Chevalier of the France, as well as an Order of Merit by Italy.

If collecting the Beaumont Press works, then you are assured of fine pedigree, as Beaumont’s personal devotion to detail was well-known, often spending days inside the British Library in research. It is quite likely that you may find reprints of his first editions rather than his first editions, which can fetch up to $50 at auction. However a first edition from Beaumont’s own press, in good condition and correct dating can run over the $150 market value.

As with many fine presses, their collectability lies not essentially in their market value (as general fiction collecting often does) but rather in the Presses founder and their place in history. If these alone are your criteria, then you need look no further than Cyril W. Beaumont for any collection involving the history of Ballet, European or British dance.

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Barbier, George. Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky. Beaumont (1913).

De la Mare, Walter. The Sunken Garden. Beaumont (1917). And Other Poems.

Drinkwater, John. Tides. Beaumont (1917). A Book of Poems

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Carnaval. Beaumont (1918).

Perrault, Charles. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Beaumont (1918). Little Red Riding Hood; woodcuts by Tijtgat

Beaumont, C.W. and M.T.H Sadler, eds.. New Paths. Beaumont (1918). Verses - Prose - Pictures, 1917-1918

Davies, W H. Raptures. Beaumont (1918). A Book of Poems

Nichols, Robert. The Budded Branch. Beaumont (1918). Illustrations by Anne Estelle Rice

Pushkin, Alexander. The Golden Cockerel. Beaumont (1918). Illustrated by Michel Sevier

De Vere Beauclerk, Helen. The Tale of Igor. Beaumont (1918). Illustrated by Michael Sevier

Lawrence, D H. Bay. Beaumont (1919). A Book of Poems. Illustrated by Anne Estelle Rice

Tijtgat,. Carrousels et Baraques. Conts. Gravs par Edgard Tijtgat. Beaumont (1919). Hand colored plates signed by Tijtgat

Read, Herbert. Eclogues. Beaumont (1919). A Book of Poems. Illustrated by Ethelbert White.

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Impressions of the Russian Ballet. Beaumont (1919). Children's Tales

Beaumont, Cyril W.. L'oiseau de Feu. Beaumont (1919). Impressions of the Russian Ballet; illustrations colored by hand by Ethelbert White

Conrad, Joseph. One Day More. Beaumont (1919). A Play in One Act

Gibson, W W. Home. Beaumont (1920). A Book of Poems. Illustrated by Ethelbert White.

Nichols, Robert. Smile of the Sphinx. Beaumont (1920).

Stratton, F. Story of Beaumont. Beaumont (1920).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Art of Lydia Lopokova. Beaumont (1920). 9 hand colored illustrations by Arabella Yorke

Nichols, Robert. The Smile of the Sphinx. Beaumont (1920). Woodblocks by Ethelbert White

Wilde, Oscar. After Reading. Beaumont (1921). Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross. Woodcuts by Ethelbert White

De La Mare, Walter. Crossings. Beaumont (1921). A Fairy Play with Music by C Armstrong Gibbs

Wilde, Oscar. After Berneval. Beaumont (1922). Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross

Svetlov, Valerien. Thamar Karsavina. Beaumont (1922). V.Y. Ivchenko. 17 plates by Natalya Goncharova

Symons, Arthur. The Caf Royal. Beaumont (1923). And Other Essays

Blunden, Edmund. To Nature. Beaumont (1923). New Poems. Artwork by Randolph Schwabe

Clare, John. Madrigals and Chronicles. Beaumont (1924). Illustrations by Randolph Schwabe

Constantini, Angelo. The Birth Life and Death of Scaramouch. Beaumont (1924). Together with Mezzetin's dedicatory poems and Loret's rhymed News-Letters concerning Scaramouch Constantini, Angelo. Translated by Cyril E

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Mysterious Toyshop. Beaumont (1924). A Fairy Tale

Blunden, Edmund. Masks of Time. Beaumont (1925). A New Collection of Poems Principally Meditative; decorated by Randolph Schwabe

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Orchesography. Beaumont (1925). A Treatise in the Form of a Dialogue

Blunden, Edmund. Shelley and Keats. Beaumont (1925). As They Struck Their Contemporaries. Notes Partly from Manuscript Sources

Flecker, James Elroy. Letters to Frank Savery. Beaumont (1926).

Symons, Arthur. Parisian Nights. Beaumont (1926). A Book of Essays. Illustrated by Wyndham Payne

Lloyd, Robert. The Actor. Beaumont (1926). A Poem. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe.

Idzikowski, Stanislas. The Art of Stanislas Idzikowski. Beaumont (1926).

Beaumont, Cyril. The History of Harlequin. Beaumont (1926).

Flecker, J E. The Letters to Frank Savery. Beaumont (1926). Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Strange Adventures of a Toy Soldier. Beaumont (1926). Illustrated by Wyndham Payne

Payne, Wyndham. Town and Country. Beaumont (1926). A Collection of Designs and Decorations. 44 woodcuts and linocuts by Payne

Goldoni, Carlo. Good-Humored Ladies. Beaumont (1927).

Beaumont, Cyril. The First Score. Beaumont (1927). An Account of the Foundation and Development of the

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Wonderful Journey. Beaumont (1927). A Fairy Tale. Illustrated by Wyndham Payne

Blunden, Edmund. Japanese Garland. Beaumont (1928).

Raye, Zelia. Rational Limbering. Beaumont (1929). The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Williamson, Henry. The Wet Flanders Plain. Beaumont (1929).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. A History of Ballet in Russia (1613-1881). Beaumont (1930).

Blunden, Edmund. A Summer's Fancy. Beaumont (1930). Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe

Levinson, Andre. Marie Taglioni (1804-1884). Beaumont (1930). For the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance

Blunden, Edmund. Summer's Fancy. Beaumont (1930).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Flash-Back Stories of My Youth. Beaumont (1931).

Rameau, P. The Dancing Master. Beaumont (1931).

Blunden, Edmund. To Themis. Beaumont (1931). Poems on Famous Trials with Other Pieces

Gautier, Theophile. Romantic Ballet. Beaumont (1932). As seen by Theophile Gautier. Being his notices of all the principal performances of ballet given at Paris during the years 1837-1848. Now first translated from the French by Cyril W

Ajello, Elvira. The Solo Irish Jig. Beaumont (1932). With 43 illustrations from photographs

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Vaslav Nijinsky. Beaumont (1932).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. A Primer of Classical Ballet. Beaumont (1933). Cechetti Method for Children

Beaumont, Cyril W.. A Miscellany for Dancers. Beaumont (1934).

Umemoto, R. Some Classic Dances of Japan. Beaumont (1934).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Three French Dancers of the XVIIIth Centuary Camargo Salle Guimard. Beaumont (1934).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Alicia Markova. Beaumont (1935).

Conyn, Cornelius. Doris Niles: Interpreter of the Spanish Dance. Beaumont (1937).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Sadler's Wells Ballet. Beaumont (1946).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Dancers Under My Lens. Beaumont (1949). Essays in Ballet Criticism

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Ballet Called Swan Lake. Beaumont (1952).

Wood, Melusine. More Historical Dances. Beaumont (1956).

Craske, Margaret and Cyril W. Beaumont. The Theory and Practice of Advanced Allegro in Classical Ballet. Beaumont (1956). Cecchetti method

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The Seven Leagues of a Dancer. Beaumont (1958). Being an Account of the Career of Doris Niles

Beaumont, Cyril, ed.. A Bibliography of the Dance Collection of Doris Niles and Serge Leslie. Beaumont (1966). Part I

Beaumont, Cyril, ed.. A Bibliography of the Dance Collection of Doris Niles and Serge Leslie. Beaumont (1968). Part II

Beaumont, Cyril, ed.. A Bibliography of the Dance Collection of Doris Niles and Serge Leslie. Beaumont (1981). Part IV

Beaumont, Cyril, ed.. A Bibliography of the Dance Collection of Doris Niles and Serge Leslie. Beaumont. Part III

De La Mare, Walter.. The Sunken Garden And Other Poems.. Beaumont (1917). 250 copies signed by Walter de la Mare; decorative borads by Sangorski and Sutcliffe

Beaumont, C. W.. Carnaval. Beaumont (1918). Decorated by A.P. Allinson, hand-colored in pochoir process, after designs for costume and scenery by Leon Bakst. An introduction to the ballet for children; 150 copies.

Beaumont, D.W.. New Paths. Beaumont (1918). Verse, Prose, Pictures, 1917-1918; Other contributors include De La Mare, Aldington, J.G. Fletcher, D.H. Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, The Sitwells, Augustus John, Walter Sockert, Gaudier Brzeska & others; illustrations by Anne Estelle Rice

Davies, W. H.. Raptures. Beaumont (1918). A Book Of Poems; 272 numbered copies; Typography and binding arranged by Cyril William

Lawrence, D. H.. Bay.. Beaumont (1919). A Book Of Poems; illustrations by Anne Estelle Rice; 30 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum & signed by Lawrence & the artist Rice; Total 200 copies

Edgard, Tijtgat. Carrousels Et Baraques. Beaumont (1919). Conts. Gravs Par Edgard Tijtgat; 150 signed copies

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Childrens Tales. Beaumont (1919). Impressions Of The Russian Ballet; 150 copies

Read, Herbert.. Eclogues. Beaumont (1919). Cover And Illustrations By Ethelbert White; A Book Of Poems; 200 copies, 50 on cartridge paper with hand colored plates.

Conrad, Joseph.. One Day More. Beaumont (1919). A Play In One Act; 24 numbered copies on Japanese vellum signed by Conrad; 250 copies

Beaumont, Cyril W.. Petrouchka. Beaumont (1919). Impressions Of The Russian Ballet; 150 copies

Nichols, Robert. The Smile Of The Sphinx. Beaumont (1920). Malise Bowyer; illustrations by Ethelbert White; 295 copies; 35 copies printed on Japanese vellum signed by Nichols and artist Ethelbert White.

Wilde, Oscar.. After Reading. Beaumont (1921). Letters Of Oscar Wilde To Robert Ross; illustrations by Ethelbert White; 75 numbered copies on Japanese vellum signed by the artist White & the publisher Cyril W.

De La Mare, Walter.. Crossings. Beaumont (1921). A Fairy Play; 330 numbered copies; cover design by Randolph Schwabe; 4 musical examples by C. Armstrong Gibbs

Beaumont, Cyril. A Manual Of The Theory And Practice Of Classical Theatrical Dancing. Beaumont (1922). Stanislas Idzikowski; Methode Cecchetti

Wilde, Oscar. After Berneval. Beaumont (1922). Letters Of Oscar Wilde To Robert Ross; illustrated by Randolph Schwabe; 400 numbered copies; 75 numbered copies on Japanese vellum signed by the artist & the publisher, Cyril W.

Svetlov, Valerien. Thamar Karsavina. Beaumont (1922). Translated From The Russian By H. De Vere Beauclerk & Nadia Evrenov; Edited By Cyril W.

Goldoni, Carlo.. The Good-Humoured Lady. Beaumont (1922). A Comedy. Translated From The Italian By Richard Aldington. To Which Is Prefixd An Essay On Carlo Goldoni By Arthur Symons.; 75 copies printed on Japanese Vellum, signed by the publisher, artist & translator; 475 copies

Symons, Arthur.. The Cafe Royal And Other Essays.. Beaumont (1923). 390 copies; Illustrated with title-page and 13 other decorations by Randolph Schwabe; 80 numbered copies on Japanese vellum

Blunden, Edmund.. To Nature. Beaumont (1923). New Poems; initials and cover designed by Randolph Schwabe; 390 copies; 80 on Japanese vellum signed by the author; Typography and binding arranged by Cyril William

Clare, John. Madrigals And Chronicles. Beaumont (1924). Seven page preface and a four page commentary by Edmund Blunden; Being Newly Found Poems Written By John Clare; 398 copies.

Blunden, Edmund. Masks Of Time. Beaumont (1925). A New Collection Of Poems Principally Meditative; 390 copies; 80 copies were signed by the author, artist and publisher; Cover-design, title-page decoration (in 2 colours), two decorative half-titles and 35 initial letters by Randolph Schwabe; A collection of 35 poems dealing with peace and war.

Blunden, Edmund. Shelley And Keats. Beaumont (1925). As They Struck Their Contemporaries; Notes Partly From Manuscript Sources; Edited By Edmund Blunde; 80 numbered copies on parchment vellum signed by Blunden, Payne and

Symons, Arthur. Parisian Nights. Beaumont (1926). A Book Of Essays; Coloured title-vignette by Wyndham Payne; 390 numbered copies

Lloyd, Robert. The Actor. Beaumont (1926). A Poem. To Which Is Prefixd An Essay By Edmund Blunden; The Whole Embellishd With Theatrical Figures By Randolph Schwabe; Cover, title-page and decorations throught by Randolph Schwabe; 270 copies printed; 60 copies printed on Japon vellum, signed by Edmund Blunden, Randolph Schwabe and C.W.

Idzikowski, Stanislas. The Art Of Stanislas Idzikowski.. Beaumont (1926). Cyril W

Beaumont, Cyril W. Sitwell. The History Of Harlequin.. Beaumont (1926). Preface By Sacheverell Sitwell; 325 copies; Cover design and decorations by Claudia Guercio.

Flecker, J E. The Letters To Frank Savery. Beaumont (1926). Illustration by Randolph Schwabe; Quarter vellum and pictorial boards illustrated by B. Claudia Guercio; 390 copies; 80 numbered copies on parchment vellum

Beaumont, Cyril. The Strange Adventures Of A Toy Soldier. Beaumont (1926). A Fairy Tale; 110 numbered copies on Nippon vellum signed by both author and illustrator

Payne, Wyndham. Town And Country. Beaumont (1926). A Collection Of Designs And Decorations; A Preface By Cyril

Hartmann, Sadakichi. Passport To Immortality. Beaumont (1927).

Beaumont, Cyril W.. The First Score. Beaumont (1927). An Account Of The Foundation And Development Of The

Williamson, Henry.. The Wet Flanders Plain.. Beaumont (1929). Title-page illustration by Randolph Schwabe; 80 numbered copies printed on hand-made parchment vellum & signed by Williamson, the artist, Randolph Schwabe & the publisher, Cyril W.

Payne, Wyndham. Town and Country. Beaumont (1929). A Collection Of Designs And Decorations; 250 numbered copies; 60 copies bound in vellum and signed by Payne and

Williamson, Henry. Wet Flanders Plain. Beaumont (1929). 400 dopies; Cover and title page designed by Randolph Schwabe.

Blunden, Edmund.. A Summers Fancy.. Beaumont (1930). With Decorations By Randolph Schwabe; total edition of 405 copies.

Levinson, Andre. Marie Taglioni. Beaumont (1930). Translated By Cyril W.

Stratton, Florence. The White Plume. Beaumont (1931). Vincent Burke; Or O. Henrys Own Short Story

Blunden, Edmund. To Themis. Beaumont (1931). Poems On Famous Trials, With Other Pieces; The Cover, Frontispiece, And Title-Page Designed By Randolph Schwabe; 405 numbered copies;

Beaumont, Cyril. The Sadlers Wells Ballet. Beaumont (1946).

Beaumont, Cyril. Dancers Under My Lens. Beaumont (1949). Essays In Ballet Criticism

Craske, Margaret. The Theory And Practice Of Advanced Allegro In Classical Ballet (Cecchetti Method). Beaumont (1956).

Craske, Margaret. The Theory And Practice Of Advanced Allegro In Classical Ballet. Beaumont (1956). Derra De Moroda, Cyril

Niles, Doris. A Bibliography. Beaumont (1966). Edited By Cyril