Nicholas Moore. Drawings by Lucian Freud.
Editions Poetry London. London. 1944. First edition. Cloth-backed paper-covered illustrated boards with gilt title to spine, dust jacket. 128 pages. 3 b&w and 3 colour plates reproducing drawings by Lucian Freud (5 with blank verso), 10 text illustrations (1 in colour) by Freud. English. 220 x 150mm. 0.3kg. . Very good; very well-preserved jacket, a small 1cm x 0.5cm hole to lower fore-edge of jacket, light marks to white jacket, spotting to edges of flaps, very light spotting to jacket; small bump to lower edge of front board, spotting to endpapers, light spotting to edges of book block, not effecting the pages or plates; the plates and text are clean.
Freud was 22 when he illustrated the poems of Nicholas Moore for The Glass Tower . It was his first illustrated book, with The Equilibriad (1948) being the second and last. Freud's drawings are of the natural world, animals and landscapes, and they reflect the symbolic and hallucinatory nature of Moore's poetry.