The Caliph’s Design. Architects! Where is your Vortex?

London, The Egoist Ltd., 1919.

8vo, pp. 70, [2]; publisher’s blue marbled paper over stiff card, printed cover label, a very good copy, label slightly cockled, spine faded; booklabel of Lewis’s friend and biographer, the BBC broadcaster D. G. Bridson.


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First edition, a pamphlet of art criticism, particularly an attack on ugly modern architecture; there is (rare) praise for Cézanne and Picasso. It was printed in an edition of 1000, of which 121 were distributed gratis and 84 eventually remaindered and returned to Lewis.

Pound & Grover A3; Morrow & Lafourcade A4.

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