Item #CNJL2505 Creatures of Habit and Creatures of Change: Essays on Art, Literature and Society, 1914-1956. Wyndham Lewis, Paul Edwards.
Creatures of Habit and Creatures of Change: Essays on Art, Literature and Society, 1914-1956
Creatures of Habit and Creatures of Change: Essays on Art, Literature and Society, 1914-1956

Creatures of Habit and Creatures of Change: Essays on Art, Literature and Society, 1914-1956

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 126 deluxe hardcover copies, octavo size, 427 pp., signed by Paul Edwards. Near fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2505

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: Rust cloth shelfback over paper boards, the front board with a reproduction in colour of an illustration by Lewis, paper spine label, orange endpapers, coloured title page; octavo size (9 1/4" by 6 3/8"), pagination: [1-4] [tipped-in signature page, verso blank] 5-425; this no. 15 of 126 deluxe hardcover copies (total hardbound edition 376), signed by Edwards on a tipped-in page. With original opaque acetate publisher's jacket.

___CONDITION: Volume near 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; the corners with some loss of colour at the corners but the paper not rubbed, a small spot on the top edge of the text block, else fine. The acetate jacket near fine, clean, with a bare hint of edgewear and light overall rubbing to the soft acetate.

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