Paul Nash. With a preface by Herbert Read. Jacket design by John Nash.
Faber and Faber. London. 1949. First edition. Hardback; blue buckram-bound boards with white and gilt titles, dust jacket. 271 pages. 2 colour and 51 b&w hors-texte illustrations. English. 245 x 160mm. 0.65kg. . Near fine, in very good dust jacket; light wear to jacket, light ruffling to spine ends and forecorners with slight loss, short 1cm tear to base of upper fore-edge, light crease to rear panel, some spotting, mainly to rear, spine lightly browned, not price-clipped; slight offsetting to endpapers, slight spotting to edges, a very clean and tight copy.
A first edition of the posthumously published autobiography of Paul Nash. Nash had written a large portion of his autobiography before his death in 1946. His writings include his youth, his early struggles as an artist, and his life amongst English intellectual society. The volume is completed with Nash's wartime letters to his wife and his essays on art. His writing was often as lyrical as his landscapes and the text is illuminated by his paintings and drawings. The jacket is designed by his brother John Nash.
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