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A collection of favorite dances
by Henry Nicolson



Full title: A collection of favorite dances; composed, arranged for the piano-forte and respectfully inscribed to his pupils by H. Nicolson, teacher of dancing grand shawl dance.

Publisher: Edinburgh: H. Nicolson

Printer: Printed and sold by the author.

Date: [1817?]

Description:

Includes dance directions: tambourines, castanets, wreaths and a shawl are used as props, and a number of dances are 'as danced by' named individuals.
The 'grand shawl dance' was listed in an unconnected dance programme in the context of 'A new Turkish divertissement' in 1809; see Susan Valladares, Staging the Peninsular War:English theatres 1807-1815 (Ashgate, 2015)

Gore: N2

Biographical info: Nicolson was a dancing teacher, apparently renowned for teaching the 'grand shawl dance'. There is possibly a Dundee connection, as the only other vendor is a Mr [Charles] Duff in Dundee, whose brother Archibald was also a dance teacher.

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Aberdeen University Library
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Birmingham University Library
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Cambridge University Library
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Dundee Central Library (Wighton Collection)
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National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh City Library
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Edinburgh University Library
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Mitchell Library, Glasgow
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
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University of Glasgow Library
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Royal Academy of Music, London
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British Library, London
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Royal College of Music, London
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Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, Cecil Sharp House, London
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Manchester Public Library
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Manchester University Library
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Newcastle University Library
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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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A K Bell Library, Perth
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Saint Andrews University Library
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Sheffield University Library
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National Library of Ireland, Dublin
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Trinity College Dublin

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