Ruskaja, Jia. La Danza Come un Modo di Essere; Prefazione di Marco Ramperti. Milano: Casa Editrice "Alpes", 1928. 
Linen cloth with gilt design & titles, light soil, 13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches (33.65 cm), white moiré end papers.  unnumbered text pp., 10 tipped-in b/w reproduced photos of Jia Ruskaja on black card, 16 b/w reproduced photos of Raskaja, on 8 plates, from a film by Amleto Palermi. Good. Hardcover.
Jia Ruskaja (1902-1970), Russian-born dancer and choreographer who established a national dance school in Italy. Born Evgeniya Fyodorovna Borisenko, she fled with her family in 1918 after the October Revolution, studied dance in the Crimea, and attended medical school in Geneva.
"Her dancing debut occurred 4 June 1921 in Rome at the Casa d'Arte Bragaglia. She opened her first ballet school in Milan at the Teatro Dal Verme in 1929." Ruskaja founded and manage several schools of dance in Italy, and was active until her death in 1970. - quote from wikipedia.