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BLAST : Review of the Great English Vortex. Issues 1 and 2

£7,500.00

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BLAST : Review of the Great English Vortex. Issues 1 & 2

1914-5. First editions, first impressions, all published by John Lane, Bodley Head .  A landmark modernist magazine, the literary and artistic manifesto of Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound. In addition to Pound and Lewis, contributors included Ford Madox Hueffer, Rebecca West, and T. S. Eliot (with the 1915 issue containing the first appearance of his important poem “Rhapsody on a Windy Night”), Gaudier-Brzeska (who had been killed in the war), C. R. W. Nevinson, Dorothy Shakespear, and Edward Wadsworth. Two volumes, quarto. Bound in original printed paper printed wrappers;

Vol. I printed in black on pink card, with 22 black-and-white photographic plates, pp. 160, [iv, ads.].The paper on the spine has been replaced sympathetically and toned in; covers reattached; corners and fore-edges strengthened and repaired. The covers are a little worn at at some point have got wet and the pink has bleed through onto the title page and a little on the following page. Internally complete with the occasional scattering of spotting but generally very good throughout. Due to the paper used for the original binding to volume one, most copies have issues with the cover.

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.The paper on the top and bottom of the spine has been repaired; corners and fore-edges strengthened and repaired. The covers are a little discoloured. Internally complete with the occasional spotting throughout.

Both volumes are aged toned and with age related markings and had some restoration which now makes it easier to handle them. Housed in a custom made black arbelave buckram solander box lined with black acid free paper. Loosely inserted is a cutting regarding ‘Little Review Magazine’

Size 34.5 x 27 x 6cm [13.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 inches]

Item details

Publisher: John Lane, Bodley Head
Format: Paperback
Date: 1914/15
Place: London
Condition: Very Good
Book ID: 60003672

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