DUNCAN, Raymond. ~ Je chante et je dis. Poèmes. [Paris: the author, ?1933].
Large 8vo (250 × 170 mm), pp. , woodcut illustration. Original wrappers with woodcut repeated. Covers rather browned and spotted, text block separating. A reasonable copy of a fragile book.
First edition, one of 500 copies, poems in French and English. Raymond Duncan (brother of Isadora Duncan) was born in San Francisco but spent much of his life in Europe. He worked variously as a dancer, artist, craftsman, poet and philosopher and with his Greek wife Penelope Sekilianos, pioneered a holistic life-style based on ancient Greek principles. He founded a school based on authentic ancient Greek philosophy in rue de Seine and printed several works, like this, on his own handpress. He was a well-known Left Bank figure until his death in 1966, going about his work in Greek robes.