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POUND, Ezra.

Rare books by Ezra Pound, including first editions and signed first editions of The Cantos and other works.

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  1. Exultations.
    POUND, Ezra. Exultations.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression, from the library of James Griffyth Fairfax (1886-1976), with his ownership inscription, dated December 1909, to the front free endpaper, and marginal pencil marks to p. 35. Griffyth Fairfax was a fellow poet who attended New College, Oxford, and published his first collections of poetry whilst there. He and Pound's "literary... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 135048

  2. Canzoni.
    POUND, Ezra. Canzoni.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first issue. One of only 1000 copies printed, of which "not more than 500" were issued later in 1913 as part of the combined volume Canzoni & Ripostes. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 78481

  3. Antheil and the Treatise of Harmony.
    POUND, Ezra. Antheil and the Treatise of Harmony.

    Paris : 1924

    First edition, first printing, special issue being one of just 40 numbered copies printed on Arches paper. The present example is one of the few signed by George Antheil and with a presentation inscription from the author on the half title page, "Wods from EZ anno V 1927". We have not identified "Wods" but "EZ" is a particularly intimate self-identification... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 62426

  4. Antheil and the Treatise of Harmony with Supplementary Notes.
    POUND, Ezra. Antheil and the Treatise of Harmony with Supplementary Notes.

    Chicago : 1927

    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy to George Antheil, the subject of the book, inscribed by the author, "Mr Atheling to Mr Antheil, Oct. 1927, duly certified by E.P. 'for annihilating lucidity'." William Atheling was the pen name Pound had used from 1917 when writing music reviews for The New Age. The phrase "annihilating lucidity"was... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 106135

  5. A Draft of XXX Cantos.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of XXX Cantos.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first impression, number 87 of 200 copies on Canson-Montgolfier soleil velin paper, from a total edition of 212. This publication marks the first appearance of the poems that would make up Pound's Cantos, his magnum opus.

    "An epic of great vision and complexity, Pound's Cantos address the profound human issues in history and in... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139520

  6. Imaginary Letters.
    POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 133236

  7. The Cantos. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway,
    POUND, Ezra. The Cantos. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway,

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 78052

  8. The Cantos. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway,
    POUND, Ezra. The Cantos. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway,

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 66251

  9. Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI.
    POUND, Ezra. Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, of Pound's follow up instalment to the Cantos, after the Draft of XXX Cantos was published in 1930. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 86695

  10. Make It New.
    POUND, Ezra. Make It New.

    London : 1934

    First UK edition, first impression. Published in the US a year later. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 94572

  11. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in New York in October 1934 as Eleven New Cantos, the English edition was published under an altered title on 14 March 1935; 1,500 copies were printed, of which 300 were bombed during the Second World War. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 99601

  12. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.
    POUND, Ezra. A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI.

    London : 1935

    First UK edition, first impression. First published in New York in October 1934 as Eleven New Cantos, the English edition was published under an altered title on 14 March 1935; 1,500 copies were printed, of which 300 were bombed during the Second World War. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 117000

  13. The Fifth Decad of Cantos
    POUND, Ezra. The Fifth Decad of Cantos

    London : 1937

    First UK edition, first printing. The third instalment of Cantos. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 99599

  14. The Pisan Cantos.
    POUND, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos.

    New York : 1948

    First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen Lane Kinney, a member of the... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 124333

  15. The Letters of Ezra Pound.
    POUND, Ezra. The Letters of Ezra Pound.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression. A collection of nearly four hundred letters written by Ezra Pound. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140408

  16. Rimbaud.
    POUND, Ezra. Rimbaud.

    Milan : 1957

    First edition, first printing, number 223 of 500 copies only, of this small collection of five of Rimbaud's poems curated by Ezra Pound and presented with the English text facing the original French. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148788

  17. 148491
    POUND, Ezra. Versi Prosaici

    Rome : 1959

    First edition, first impression, one of 250 copies, of which this copy is un-numbered and in the special binding noted by Gallup. The present copy is a bibliographical oddity, since Gallup calls for additional stamping in blind and gold, not present here. Pound specifically stated that the poems did not belong to his series of Cantos.





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    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148491

  18. Cavalcanti Poems.
    POUND, Ezra. Cavalcanti Poems.

    New York : 1966

    Signed limited edition, no. 9 of 190 copies signed by the author and printed on Perscia paper. The poems were first published in 1953 in The Translations of Ezra Pound.

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    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136812

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