9 December 2020
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
LEWIS, Wyndham (1882-1957, editor). Blast. Review of the Great English Vortex. London: John Lane, July, 1915. No 2.
First edition of the second and final instalment of a pioneering literary magazine. This second issue, published a year after the first, includes contributions by Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Ford Madox Ford and designs after Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Lewis himself. Although another two further issues of Blast were planned, they never materialised.
Large quarto (300 x 245mm). Numerous monochrome illustrations. Original printed wrappers after a design by Lewis (lightly marked, a few chips at extremities).
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