An essay on the future life. Woodcuts by Roald Kristian.London: Omega Workshops, Ltd, 1915 Stock Code: 141226
The first Omega Workshop bookFirst edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed (this copy unnumbered). Simpson's Choice was the first work to be published at the Omega Workshop, which was founded in July 1913, and was to be one of only four books completed by the press.
The original prospectus (not present here) stated the intention of this enterprise, declaring that the press intended to publish works "of a special character and to give to the setting of the page and the illustrations as perfect a harmony with the literary idea as possible". It was closely associated with both the Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press, with Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa Bell as its directors, but was short-lived and closed down in 1919.
Quarto. Original brown cloth-backed black paper boards, woodcut illustrations to sides.
A very good copy, light rubbing to the corners, a few faint marks to covers, the usual tanning to endpapers, discreetly repaired tear to lower margin of pp.11-2 not affecting text.
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