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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.

London, Faber and Faber Limited, [1951].

Folio, pp. 109, [3], with 1 [of 4] colour plates, and 26 [of 48] black & white illustrations at the back; publisher’s orange cloth, colour-printed dust-jacket; a very good copy in a decent jacket, spine worn at head and foot; bookplate of Lewis’s friend D. G. Bridson.

£200

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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?

Morrow & Lafourcade F805.

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