New York: Boni and Liveright, (1923). First American edition. 8vo, pp; black cloth. Slightly dusty, else just about fine in a faintly sunned dust jacket, with a bit of soil and slight wear at the spine ends and rear upper edge. Item #205686
Henry Clews Jr., something of a ne'er-do-well scion of a prominent American family, after failing to complete his education at three colleges, expatriated himself to France, studied sculpture with Rodin, and decamped to a chateau on the French riviera. This book, written in the form of a play with commentary, and first published in London, is Clews's breathless screed against modernity. One of the British reviews quoted on the front flap calls it "...the most turbulent, hot-headed, white-heated Philippic ever directed against modern cant and hypocrisy, plutocratic pretensions, democratic stunts and neurological art. . ."