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LEWIS, Wyndham. One-Way Song. London: R. MacLehose and Company Limited for Faber and Faber Limited, 1933.
8° (223 x 158mm). Title border and part-title vignettes after Lewis. Original vellum, upper board and spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt others uncut, unopened (vellum a little marked). Provenance: sale, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 5 June 1986, lot 65.
FIRST EDITION, NO. 25 OF 40 COPIES SIGNED BY LEWIS. One-Way Song--originally entitled The Song of the Front--was a volume of satirical verse divided into five sections: 'Engine Fight-Talk'; 'The Song of the Militant Romance'; 'If So the Man You Are'; 'One-Way Song'; 'Envoi'. Each of the five sections except 'Envoi' has a part-title illustrated with a vignette after Lewis. Morrow and Lafourcade Lewis A21a; Pound and Grover Lewis A20b.
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