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YEATS, W. B.

A Packet for Ezra Pound.

Dublin, The Cuala Press, 1929 Stock Code: 84605
£675.00

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First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's poetic style in his 1914 collection "Responsibilities", and later in Rapallo during the late 1920s, the period of association with which Yeats's "Packet" is concerned), describes Pound as a man "whose art is the opposite of mine, whose criticism commends what I most condemn, a man with whom I should quarrel more than with anyone else if we were not united by affection." This copy has a newspaper-clipped portrait of Yeats (with an extremely stern expression) laid in.

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Description

Octavo. Original holland boards, write paper title label to spine, titles to front board in black, blue endpapers.

Illustrations

Vignette engraved title page.

Condition

Slight partial tanning to corners, ends and endpapers, single hinge breached within; an excellent copy.

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