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Cover of the first edition of the second volume of Blast, illustrated and edited by Wyndham Lewis.

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Frontispiece of the War Number volume of Blast

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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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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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Vorticist/Futurist illustration of soldiers marching in uniform. This is the last illustration of Nevinson's used by the Vorticists before he broke relations with Wyndham Lewis, siding instead with F.T. Marinetti and the Futurists.

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Critical reviews of BLAST vol. 1.

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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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List of designs and designers in BLAST 2.

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

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

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Note addressed to the public concerning reactions to BLAST 1.

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

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

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

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Poems by Ezra Pound for BLAST 2

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

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

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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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Combat by William Roberts.
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