Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Dance of the Future
The Dance of the Future
The Dance of the Future

The Dance of the Future

New York: Bowles-Goldsmith Company, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Large Quarto. 28 (1)pp. Original tan paper-covered boards with red lettering on covers, protected by modern mylar. Frontispiece photograph. Authorized edition printed by the Forest Press, New York. Except for the introductory note by Isadora Duncan and the "Story of the School" at rear all contributions are translations from Dutch and German newspaper articles by the authors above, including Duncan. Only one OCLC entry and not comparable to the 1903 German edition published by Eugen Diederichs.

Duncan's contribution is entitled "My Art," Ottmann's article "Isadora Duncan at Home," Osborn's contribution "The First Public Performance," and Adelt's "An Analysis of the Dances." the publication is illustrated with b/w photographs reproduced in photogravure depicting the Duncan School of Dancing in three oft hem, a little girl dancing, a group photo of Duncan and her pupils and the frontispiece featuring Isadora Duncan. The publication includes a short history of the Duncan school, one page on the Society for the Support and Maintenance of the Isadora Duncan School of Dancing, including teaching staff and school time table, a selection from the school's program of dances and a listing of places Duncan performances have taken place.

Binding with some wear along edges, particularly three chips at spine. Bookplate in color and inked entry of previous owners and small, two by 1/2 inch water stain at top of page 5 through 14, and block somewhat age-toned. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #45059

Price: $1,750.00