Item #CNJL2506 The Art of Being Ruled. Text, Illustrations, Wyndham Lewis, Reed Way Dasenbrock, Notes Afterword.
The Art of Being Ruled
The Art of Being Ruled

The Art of Being Ruled

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 126 deluxe hardcover copies, octavo size, 460 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2506

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).

This title, "The Art of Being Ruled", unaccountably scarce in the marketplace in the hardcover edition, with this volume being lettered copy "A" of the deluxe hardcover copies.

___DESCRIPTION: Printed cloth shelfback with illustrated paper boards, paper spine label, gold 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] 5-460; this lettered copy "A" of the 26 lettered copies, part of the 126 deluxe hardcover copies (total hardbound edition 376). With original opaque 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: $200.00