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Dorothy Shakespeare's Snow Scene. This illustration appears on the page opposite Guadier-Brzeska's death note, giving the reader a visual sense of the stillness of death.

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Poems by T.S. Eliot:
1. Preludes
2. Rhapsody of a Windy Night

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Two illustrations:
1. Engine
2. Design
and a poem, Visions of Mud, by Jessica Dismorr

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Combat by William Roberts.

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List of Blasts and Blesses from BLAST 2. The lists are much shorter than that from BLAST 1, and they appear nearly at the end of the book.

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Two illustrations by Helen Sanders, Isle of Laputa & Atlantic City.

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Lewis's finished painting, Red Duet, which appears in sketch form in BLAST 2 (1915)

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Poems by Ezra Pound for BLAST 2

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Succinct, nonexhaustive criticism of F.T. Marinetti by Wyndham Lewis.

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"Types of the Russian Army," illustration by Jacob Kramer.

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Illustration by Wyndham Lewis, Design for Programme Cover- Kermesse.

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Note addressed to the public concerning reactions to BLAST 1.

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Two-page editorial from Wyndham Lewis, discussing the art, the state of Vorticism, and the war.

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Short treatise by Wyndham Lewis on artists' responsibilities in the war, followed by The Exploitation of Blood, a relation of the machine of war to current art.

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Publisher's advertisements from BLAST 1, featuring a blue rubrication (unlike BLAST 2)

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List of designs and designers in BLAST 2.

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List of additional publications from John Lane. Unlike the first volume of BLAST, which boasted blue lines around its publisher advertisement pages, this one is entrapped by a black border, due to the unavailability of blue ink.

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Critical reviews of BLAST vol. 1.

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First page of Gaudier-Brzeska's Vortex (Written from the Trenches. The piece is a Vorticist manifesto praising the war as "a great remedy." A death notice on the second page, titled "Mort Pour La Patrie" or "Death for the Fatherland," informs the…

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Pasted-in picture of a printed sketch of Guadier-Brzeska's sculpture of Ezra Pound's Head. Note the resemblance to Hoa Hakananai'a, the moai sculpture from Easter Island. Also note the sliver of a fingerprint on each copy. The first copy (on the…
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