Cubist Poems.London: Elkin Mathews, 1914 Stock Code: 93924
First edition, limited issue. One of 100 copies, of which 50 were for sale, this copy unnumbered. This is the first published literary work by Max Weber (1881-1961), the Jewish-American artist generally credited with introducing European avant-garde movements, including primitivism and Cubism, to the American art scene. It collects 38 poems written while he lectured in art history at the Clarence H. White School for Photography. The collection is introduced by the photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), to whom the book is also dedicated.
Duodecimo. Original orange boards speckled gold, rebacked with black leather, titles and tree design to front board in black, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed.
Partially unopened. Edges of boards slightly rubbed, minor wear to corners, endpapers very lightly foxed. An excellent copy.
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