London: John Lehmann, 1948-9. 8vo. 2 volumes, set. Original ochre and buff cloth, gilt. D/ws by Keith Vaughan and John Minton. Illustrated throughout both volumes with drawings and black and white photographic plates. Volume 1: Frontispiece and title page browned as usual (cheap paper). D/w rubbed and dust-soiled with a tiny loss to the head of the spine. Volume 2: Foxing to endpapers and edges of text block (again as usual). D/w slightly rubbed at extremities and toned on the spine. Near fine in near fine dust-wrappers. Item #3953
Designed as the heir to New Writing and Daylight, after the hiatus of the war, John Lehmann's new 'symposium of the arts' covered drama, music, ballet, art, design and literature. Contributors included Harold Acton, Michael Ayrton, George Barker, Peter Brook, Jocelyn Brooke, Cecil Day Lewis, Roy Fuller, Derek Hill, Laurie Lee, Louis MacNeice, William Plomer, Raymond Queneau, George Seferis, Edith Sitwell and Denton Welch. Volume 1 has illustrations by Keith Vaughan, John Minton, Michael Ayrton, Leonard Rosoman and others.The illustrations in volume 2 are all by John Minton.
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