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BLAST: Review of the Great English Vortex.
London:: John Lane/The Bodley Head,. 1914.. First edition of the first issue of Wyndham Lewis's short-lived literary magazine. Dated June 20th 1914, however publication was delayed until July 2 (the second, and finally, issue appeared a year later). Lewis's "Vorticist" response to Italian futurist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's English Futurist manifesto Vital English Art in the June 1914 edition of The Observer. Written primarily by Lewis, BLAST is emblematic of the modern art movement in England and recognised as a seminal text of pre-war 20th-century modernism. The opening twenty pages contain the famous "Vorticist Manifesto," written by Lewis with assistance from Pound (Wikipedia). Includes an excerpt from Ford's, "The Saddest Story" -- which became his most famous work, THE GOOD SOLDIER. Also includes early works by Lewis, Ezra Pound, Rebecca West, et al, and illustrations by Edward Wadsworth, Spencer Gore, Frederick Etchells, et al (including Lewis himself). Large paperwraps, measuring approximately 9.5 x 12" inches, re-bound in paperwraps which are a little lighter red than the original, and with the original covers laid down. Good or better. .
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