Leipzig: Diederichs, 1903. First edition of the first book published about Isadora Duncan. Presentation copy from the translator, inscribed by him in May 1903. Photographically reproduced frontisportrait; two photographically reproduced illustrations. Text printed in both German and English. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, boards slightly soiled. Front and rear hinge cracked, but holding. Spine worn in several places and title letters mostly worn away. A good copy of a fragile book. Contemporary brown paper-covered boards. Octavo. 46 pp. Item #16375
“The Greeks in all their painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, dance and tragedy evolved their movements from the movements of nature, as we plainly see expressed in all representations of the Greek gods, who, being no other than the representatives of natural forces, are always designed in a pose expressing the concentration and evolution of these forces. This is why the art of the Greeks is not a national or characteristic art but has been and will be the art of all humanity for all time” (pp. 16-18).