The Lion and the Fox, the Role of the Hero in the Plays of Shakespeare.

Lewis (Wyndham)

The Lion and the Fox, the Role of the Hero in the Plays of Shakespeare.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. 326, [2, ads], 8vo, original bevel-edged blue cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board and backstrip, the latter faded, two-inch split to cloth at head of upper joint, t.e.g., fair

Publication Details: Grant Richards, 1927

Notes: With the ownership inscription of composer Arthur Bliss to the flyleaf. Lewis and Bliss were well acquainted in the early part of their careers: a striking pencil portrait of Bliss was done by Lewis in 1922, and Bliss was amongst the group of friends that commissioned Lewis's portrait of Edwin Evans; Lewis provided a cover design for Bliss's 'Colour Symphony' a couple of years later - there had been plans, never realised, to collaborate on a 'contemporary opera'. In 1937, when Lewis's star had waned but Bliss's risen, the latter was among the signatories exhorting the purchase of the artist's ...more

Bibliography: (Pound & Grover A6a: Morrow & Lafourcade A7a(2))

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Price: £75

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1927

Stock Number: 69439

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