Small folio, pp.35, , engraved border and vignette on title and twelve other attractive engravings; near-fine in the original quarter black morocco and sienna buckram by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt vignette to front cover, small, unobtrusive stain to rear cover; text ‘in Poliphilus Roman and New Hellenic Greek’, printed on ‘Arnold’s mould-made paper'.
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to Aphrodite. A New Translation by F. L. Lucas, fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. With ten Engravings by Mark Severin.
First edition, No. 308 of 750 copies. Cockalorum 177.
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INSCRIBED LEWIS, Wyndham.
The Art of Wyndham Lewis. Edited by C. Handley-Read with an Essay on Detail in the Artist’s Style, a chronological Outline and Notes on the Plates. With a critical Evaluation by Eric Newton.
First edition, inscribed ‘To Geoffrey Bridson from W. L.’ The first monograph devoted to Lewis. The absence of some of the plates is curious – some were evidently cut out by Bridson, but there is no sign of the frontispiece ever having been in this copy, nor anything after plate 42. Was it perhaps an early proof?
CORRECTED BROADCAST SCRIPT LEWIS, Wyndham, and D. G. BRIDSON.
Typescript for broadcast: ‘Satiric Verse … The text of a lecture delivered at Harvard University in January, 1940’.
Although a recording of Lewis reading from ‘One Way Song’ was made at Harvard in 1940, the lecture that accompanied it, ‘Satiric Verse’, was not then recorded. For the 1957 broadcast it was read by Walter Allen ‘from Lewis’s own manuscript notes’. Several other sections were read by Stephen Murray. Bridson produced, and provided an introduction and some linking remarks between sections.