New York: The Committee for the Furtherance of Isadora Duncan's Work in America, 1915. First edition. Softcover. Duodecimo. 16pp. Original stapled cream illustrated Arches wraps, printed on letterpress, protected by modern mylar. Variant of the twenty-four page pamphlet published for performances at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1915, as described by Ann Daly in "Done Into Dance," page 17, Indiana University Press, 1995.
Our copy features a sculpture of a dancer on the cover, a portrait painting of Isadora Duncan and a decorative initial D on the back cover, both without the additional lettering, differing from the extended issue, which indicates volume and issue on front, and list of members of the Committee plus copyright note on back cover.
Our copy contains contributions by Walt Whitman, Isadora Duncan (2), Friedrich Nietzsche on Dionysian Art, five of seven stanzas of Shelley's Hellas: Chorus, "The Child-Dancers" by Percy Mackaye, August Rodin and Eugéne Carriére on Duncan's art, Mary Fanton Roberts on Duncan's school, a quote from the Bible. The layout in our copy is different from the 24 page edition, contains a different text by Mackaye and does contain Shelley's "Hellas: Chorus" that is not presernt in the 24 page edition.
Our 16pp. edition does not contain the contribution by Robert Henri, Duncan's contribution "The Dance," the translation of Witter Bynner's poem "The Farewell to Iphigenia," the comparison of the Parthenon and Broadway by George Grey Barnard, America's tributes to Isadora Duncan, or the five drawings by different artists. Minor rubbing of wraps. Very good to near fine condition. Item #46952