First Edition, First Impression, second state. One of only 500 copies thus. Fine in a near fine dustjacket, with foxing to the upper edges and spine. Otherwise a fine copy in excellent condition. Blasting and Bombarding was the first of two autobiographical books written by Lewis (followed by Rude Assignment, 1950), and covers the period from 1914 to 1926, tracking Lewis's progress through the First World War and the literary and artistic upheavals of Modernism. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black, top edge yellow. With dust jacket. Frontispiece and 13 plates from artwork by the author, 4 plates from photographs. Octavo. A wonderful copy in great condition.