The role of line in art, an essay
by Wyndham Lewis, hand-
printed in an edition 160
copies. [40] pages plus twelve
plates (six in colour). Imperial
octavo (275 × 200 mm). 150 copies on Zerkall mould-made paper, bound in full cloth, in a
slip case, price £90.00; ten
special copies on Indian hand-made paper, bound
in full red morocco, in
a box (out of print).


The role of line in art. This essay, in which Wyndham Lewis champions draughtsmanship as the first principle of art, was originally written for the Corvinus Press in the late 1930s. The book was never issued, however, as the sheets and plates were destroyed by bombing in May 1941. Only one copy of the original edition survived. With the kind permission of the heirs of the author, and of the original printer, the Strawberry Press has now reprinted the complete essay, and the illustrations Lewis chose for it, with an historical introduction by Paul W. Nash. The plates reproducing Lewis's drawings were printed by J. W. Northend of Sheffield for the Press.
 

The black Eros, a broadsheet poem, printed in red and black, with a wood-engraving by Paul
W. Nash. 48 × 30 cm. Fifty
copies on various mould-
made papers, price £10.00.


Daddy Duck’s threnody, or, sonnets for the senile. With six wood-engravings by Paul W. Nash. [16] pages. Sextodecimo (135 × 100 mm). 35 copies on Zerkall mould-made paper, bound in patterned paper-covered boards (either Indian printed or Maziarczyck pastepaper), cover-label, price £10.00. A parody of Mother Goose’s melody (which was illustrated by Thomas Bewick), with bitter nursery rhymes for the present times.

The sea-maiden: a short story by Paul W. Nash, with a wood- engraved frontispiece by the author. [16] pages. Tall octavo (180 × 120 mm). 30 copies on Zerkall mould-made paper, bound in Maziarczyck pastepaper-covered boards, cover-label, £12.00.