Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1981-1984. First Edition Thus. Handsome set of the Black Sparrow reissue of Lewis's short-lived Vorticist literary and art magazine, originally published in 1914-15. Includes a foreword by Bradford Morrow in No.1, with contributions by Lewis, Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Hueffer, Rebecca West, T.S. Eliot, and others, with illustrations throughout by Edward Wadsworth, Frederick Etchells, Jacob Epstein, and Spencer Gore, et al. Item #4063
Deluxe Issue, one of an unstated number, each volume bound differently than its corresponding cloth (trade) issue, and marked "Estate of Wyndham Lewis" on the colophon. Three quarto volumes (31.25cm); decorative paper-covered boards and magenta, beige, and pale yellow cloth backstrips, with title labels mounted to spines; original unprinted paper dustjackets; viii,160,; [ii],102,; ,11-356,pp; illus. Faint foxing to upper edge of textblock on No.1, else all volumes Fine, with the 33 1/3 rpm record and publication invitation in No.3 present as called for. Dustjackets gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with a few stray scuffs, and two tiny spots of bleed-through on No.1 from old-style mylar; Near Fine.