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(DUNCAN, Isadora.) YORSKA, Lottie.

Hommage à Isadora Duncan.

Le Jeudi 28 Avril 1927 à la Salle "Comœdia".

[Paris], no publisher, 1927 Stock Code: 140856
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Rare first and only edition of this pamphlet calling readers for funds to save Isadora Duncan's house in Neuilly, France, from being sold to pay off her debts. The theatre director, Lottie Yorska, had taken it upon herself to make the news known outside of the US and had contacted the magazine Comœdia to raise funds for the purchase of the house. Duncan's friends took part offering artworks and organising exhibitions and auctions to help. The house was indeed repurchased by her friends and made into a school as a memorial to the dancer's two children tragically drowned in Paris in 1913. Duncan outlines her project on p. 8 for a school welcoming "not only privileged children" but all children, explaining that her "true mission" was to "teach children the harmonious development of their body and mind". Isadora Duncan died a few months later when her scarf became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle of the car she was in, pulling her from the open car and breaking her neck.
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Octavo, pp. 8. Original wire-bound printed leaves.

Condition

Minor rubbing and creasing, slight central vertical fold; a very good copy indeed.

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