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Rotting Hill …

London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1951].

8vo, pp. xii, 307, [1]; publisher’s blue cloth, pale blue dust-jacket printed in blue; a very good copy in a good jacket, spine browned, reinforced with Japanese paper at head; bookplate of Lewis’s friend the BBC producer D. G. Bridson.

£750

Approximately:
US $959€887

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First edition, inscribed ‘To Geoffrey / Benedictions / Wyndham Lewis’. Rotting Hill was a collection of stories, ‘no more political than “some of Charles Dickens’ books, and all by Mr. Shaw”’ (Bridson, The Filibuster), in that ‘today our lives are saturated by’ politics. It was Lewis’s ‘one exasperated incursion into unashamed subjectivity’, digging out the rot in contemporary (Notting Hill) society as he saw it since his return from Canada.

Pound & Grover A37a; Morrow & Lafourcade A36a.

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