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Duncan, Raymond


Very Good minus 8vo softcover with dust-jacket with photo of the author in classical garb on the cover. Jacket and front cover both show a few chips at the base and jacket is heavily rubbed both front and rear. Jacket is attached to the book itself unevenly at the spine. Third Edition “WITH ADDITIONAL POEMS FROM “PAROLE TORRENTIELLE”…Typeface used in the book was made by the author who was Isadora Duncan’s brother and quite a character. Number 63 of 500 copies printed, this one is inscribed and SIGNED by Duncan in blue ink on the title page and dated June 22, 1954. Laid into the book are two copies of a poem printed in black on the inner leaves with gold imagery on the front and rear cover, a 4-sides vertical “greeting-card” format measuring 8.5 x 5″ folded. Also laid in: a 3.5 x 5.5″ printed card-stock invitation to an exhibition of Duncan’s “hand-woven textiles, brush-dyes, block prints and HIS CELEBRATED CARPETS at the Trippon Fashion Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; also: a tear-sheet measuring 6.5 x 12” from a magazine or brochure, printed on both sides advertising a Duncan performance as “THE MOST REMARKABLE EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE TO BE PRESENTED IN HOLLYWOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME…”, a series of eight plays called What’s All About? This piece is folded in the middle and has some tears and creases on the bottom. Finally of the laid-ins, there’s a two sided card measuring 4 x 3″ advertising the W.K.F.L Fountain of the World, of Simi Vallery, whose founder, the cult leader Krishna Venta (born Francis Herman Pencovic) died in a suicide bombing instigated by two of his disgruntled former followers. The connection between Duncan and Venta is not clear to this bookseller.

Book Publisher: Akademia Raymond Duncan

Publication Place: Paris

Publication Date: 1947

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Weight 1 lbs