Blasting & Bombardiering

LEWIS, Wyndham. Blasting & Bombardiering.

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LEWIS, Wyndham. Blasting & Bombardiering. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937.

8vo. Original orange cloth (first issue); lettered in black to spine; in the unclipped jacket (15s. Net); pp. [viii], 312; with numerous photographs and illustrations by the author; wrapper a little darkened and marked, minimal offsetting from endpapers, else internally clean and fresh; ownership inscription C. B. Shackleton to front fly-leaf.
First edition. The portraits by Lewis include Joyce, Eliot, Pound, Augustus John, Noel Coward, Nancy Cunard and Ezra Pound. Other characters who appear within the autobiography include Auden, T.E. Lawrence (a critical assessment of his work and character on pp. 241 to 248) and the Sitwells. An interesting aspect of the war and immediate post-war period.
O'Brien F0640.