The scarce withdrawn 'First Issue' - One of only 549 copies
Lewis, Wyndham ~ Doom Of Youth
Chatto and Windus : 1932
The Sole UK Printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1932. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Some toning to the spine and edges. Light pushing with a few nicks at the spine ends. A little offsetting with toning to the text-block. The pages remain clean and there are no inscriptions or erasures. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Toning to the spine and the edges. A few nicks with mild edge wear. A closed tear to the front upper spine fold. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. 'The book was withdrawn following demands by the solicitors of Alec Waugh and Godfrey Winn, who come under sustained attack beginning in Chapter VI. 549 copies, which had already been sold (and of which this must be one) and the publisher's office copy are all that survived, the remainder being pulped by the publisher. The fall-out from this episode meant that this was the last book Lewis published with Chatto & Windus (Morrow & Lafourcade/Pound & Grover A15b). Accompanied by the loose 4 page publisher's booklet detailing 'The works of Wyndham Lewis'. Scarce and collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: very Good++