Item #CNJL2480 Snooty Baronet. Text, Illustrations, Wyndham Lewis, Bernard LaFourcade.
Snooty Baronet
Snooty Baronet

Snooty Baronet

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 226 deluxe hardcover copies, octavo size, 315 pp., signed by Bernard LaFourcade. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2480

Percy Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), an artist as well as an author, is known as the developer of "Vorticism" (so named by Ezra Pound), a style of geometric abstraction. He would eventually turn more and more to writing, and "is now regarded as a major British artist and writer of the twentieth century" (n.b., quote from Wiki).

___DESCRIPTION: Gold cloth shelfback with illustrated paper boards, paper spine label, yellow endpapers, coloured title page, with some black-and-white reproductions of illustrations by the author throughout; octavo size (9 1/4" by 6 1/4"), pagination: [1-4] [tipped-in signature page, verso blank] 5-313; this no. 186 of 226 deluxe hardcover copies (total hardbound edition 626), signed by LaFourcade on a tipped-in page. With original clear acetate publisher's jacket.

___CONDITION: Volume fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new. The acetate jacket near fine, clean, with a bare hint of edgewear and light overall rubbing to the soft acetate.

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Price: $75.00