LEWIS, Percy Wyndham (1884-1957, editor). Blast: Review of the Great English Vortex. London: Leveridge and Co. for John Lane, 1914-1915. 2 volumes, 4° (305 x 241mm and 300 x 244mm). Plates after Lewis, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and others. (Some light spotting.) Original wrappers (some light wear on wrappers). NOS. 1-2 [ALL PUBLISHED] OF BLAST, FOUNDED AND EDITED BY LEWIS, with Ezra Pound's Frates Minores uncensored--the first, last and second last lines of the poem (no. 1, p.48) were usually inked out by the censor. Ford Madox Ford's (here Hueffer) contribution to issue 1, The Saddest Story, which was to be completed in issue 2 was instead revised and completed by Ford and published as The Good Soldier (London: 1915). Of Lewis's articles in both issues, several were reprinted in Wyndham Lewis the Artist (London: 1939) and Wyndham Lewis on Art (London: 1969) and The Enemy of the Stars was rewritten for its later book form (London: 1932, cf. lot 754). Issue 2 includes poems by Pound, T.S. Eliot and Ford Madox Ford and designs after Gaudier-Brzeska (Head of Ezra Pound) and Lewis. Though another two further issues of Blast were planned, they never materialised. Morrow and Lafourcade C1-2.
W. LEWIS (editor). The Tyro. A Review of the Arts of Painting Sculpture and Design. [London]: Bradley and Son for The Egoist Press, [April, 1921-March 1922]. 2 volumes, 2° (375 x 248mm) and 4° (247 x 183mm). Plates after Lewis, Dobson and others. (Browned, split along fold.) Later brown cloth slip-case. NOS. 1-2 [ALL PUBLISHED] OF THE TYRO, FOUNDED AND EDITED BY LEWIS. The review was 'to be produced at intervals of two or three months' but in fact there was a year between each issue and only two issues were ever published. Issue No. 1 includes Notes on Current Painting by Lewis and Notes on Current Letters by T.S. Eliot and four illustrations after Lewis. Several of Lewis's other articles, including his Essay on the Objective of Plastic Art in Our Time, were reprinted with slight revisions in Wyndham Lewis the Artist (London: 1939) and Wyndham Lewis on Art (London: 1969). T.S. Eliot also contributed The Three Provincialities, an article discussing the three English literatures, that written by Irishmen, Americans and Englishmen (pp. 11-13). Morrow and Lafourcade C3-4.
W. LEWIS (editor). The Enemy. A Review of Art and Literature. London: The Arthur Press, 1927-1929. 3 volumes, 2°. (285 x 180mm and 281 x 180mm). Uniformly bound in black cloth, original wrappers bound in. ISSUE NO. 1 SIGNED ON THE TITLE AND DATED 'JANUARY 1927' BY LEWIS. Nos. 1-3 [all published] of The Enemy, founded, edited and published by Lewis. Lewis founded The Arthur Press in order to publish this periodical, the first issue of which actually appeared in February, not January, as stated on the title. This journal represented Lewis himself, not a movement, and consists almost entirely of his own articles. Issue no. 1 includes a self-portrait by Lewis and his article The Revolutionary Simpleton (pp. 27-174), attacking Joyce and Stein, which was revised and reprinted in Time and the Western Man (London: 1927). Issue no. 2 includes Paleface (pp. 3-112) in which Lewis criticises D.H. Lawrence and a portrait of Joyce after Lewis. Issue no. 3 features The Diabolical Principle (pp. 11-84). The publisher's address is rubber-stamped in violet ink on the title and the price is rubber-stamped on the front cover. Morrow and Lafourcade C5-7.
COMPLETE SET OF PERIODICALS EDITED BY WYNDHAM LEWIS. While Morrow and Lafourcade include Satire and Fiction in their bibliography of Lewis's periodicals, they note that it was in fact published as Enemy Pamphlets No. 1 to promote interest in Lewis's recently published controversial The Apes of God (London: 1930). Although the numbering of the pamphlet might suggest that other issues were intended, none followed. (11)