Wyndham Lewis the Artist. From ‘Blast’ to Burlington House’ …

London, Laidlaw & Laidlaw, [1939].

8vo, pp. 379, [1], with a frontispiece (colour) and numerous plates (three in colour) after Lewis, and four vignettes by Lewis; some scattered foxing to extremities and fore-edge, but a good copy in the publisher’s green cloth, top edge stained green, no dustjacket; bookplate of Lewis’s friend the BBC journalist D. G. Bridson; laid in are some newspaper cuttings regarding Lewis’s portrait of Eliot rejected by the RA in 1938.


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First edition, first issue. Pound & Grover A29a; Morrow & Lafourcade A29

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