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Lewis, Wyndham
BLAST : Review of the Great English Vortex. Issues 1 & 2
UK: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1914-15, 1415. Large 4to., original printed wraps; Vol I printed in black on pink card, with 22 black-and-white photographic plates, pp. 160, [iv, ads.]; Vol II with cover design by Lewis in black over white card; pp. 102, [vi, ads.] with 20 full-page, inter-text and tailpiece illustrations by Lewis, Edward Wadsworth, Jacob Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Christopher Nevinson, William Roberts and many others, and 1 photograph. Both volumes aged toned with age related markings. VOLUME 1 : Some loss to the spine ends and cover edges. Both the front and back covers of this volume are detached but come together and present well in the removable Mylar archival cover. The covers are spotted along the outer edge. Internally complete with the usually encountered spotting throughout which is heavier in places. VOLUME 2 : A small area of loss to the lower spine otherwise the spine is remarkably intact. A tiny chip to the rear lower cover otherwise the covers have only very light age related markings. The covers are protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. Internally, the usual encountered light spotting throughout which is a little heavier to the prelims. Despite their issues, these two examples remain remarkable survivors of a scarce publication in which it is rare to find the covers present in any condition. First editions of the only two publications of this famous journal. The first, featuring the bright pink cover referred to by Ezra Pound as the 'great MAGENTA cover'd opusculus' was on the 2nd July 1914, but features a date of the 20th Ju … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB [United Kingdom]
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