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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. 116992
    First edition, one of around 500 copies under the original separate issue, this in Gallup's earlier binding with spine titles measuring 20 mm, as opposed to the later with 15 mm titles. Personae is Pound's first regular book (the two preceding works, A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine for this Yule, having being printed at Pound's... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 116992

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  2. Canzoni.
    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

    Stock Code: 78481

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  3. 133839comp
    First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to fellow poet Allen Upward (1863-1926) on the front free endpaper, "To Allen Upward from E. P. Sept 1913". Upward was an influential intellectual figure for Pound at this time, "Upward started Pound off in a new direction by putting him on to the Chinese... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 133839

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  4. i1
    First edition, first impression, review copy sent by the publisher to art critic C. Lewis Hind, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "C. Lewis Hind, May 1916", and the blind stamp to title page, "Review Copy with John Lane's Compliments". Hind (1862-1927) was a British journalist and art historian,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 114437

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  5. 125946comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 98 of 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. Pound selected these poems himself, picking from his previous collections and also including six poems by his friend the critic and poet T. E. Hulme, "the father of Imagism", who had been killed in Flanders. A trade edition of... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 125946

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  6. Indiscretions; or, Une Revue de Deux Mondes.
    First edition, first impression of this "thinly disguised autobiographical fragment concerned chiefly with Pound's father" (Gallup A23). Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 88534

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  7. 62426comp
    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... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 62426

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  8. Antheil and the Treatise of Harmony with Supplementary Notes.
    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... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 106135

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  9. 130186
    First edition, Ezra Pound's copy, of this scurrilous Christmas poem printed by Nancy Cunard, this copy numbered and designated in Aldington's hand "This is Number 4, Printed for Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington". This is a superb Modernist association, inscribed by Aldington for the man who coined the term "Imagist" to describe... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 130186

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  10. 98556
    Marcella Spann Booth (b. 1932) was..."> First edition, limited issue, inscribed by the author and signed with his initials on the front free endpaper to "Marcella, EZ". Number 138 of 200 copies on japon (Canson-Mongolfier Soleil velin MRV paper), from an edition of 212 (for details of the whole edition, see previous item).
    Marcella Spann Booth (b. 1932) was... Learn More
    £13,750

    Stock Code: 98556

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  11. 133236comp
    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... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 133236

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  12. 66251
    £650

    Stock Code: 66251

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  13. 66252
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 66252

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  14. 121077
    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

    Stock Code: 121077

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  15. Make It New.
    First UK edition, first impression. Published in the US a year later. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 94572

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  16. 117000
    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

    Stock Code: 117000

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  17. The Fifth Decad of Cantos
    First UK edition, first printing. The third instalment of Cantos. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 99599

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  18. 124333comp
    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... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 124333

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  19. 123802
    First edition in English, first impression, of the radio broadcast by José V. de Pina Martins (1920-2010) on the Vatican Radio on 20 March 1954 in which he appealed for Ezra Pound's release from incarceration in the United States. The English translation was undertaken by Olivia Rossetti Agresti (1875-1960), Pound's friend... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 123802

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  20. 130187
    First edition, Ezra Pound's copy, of this T. S. Eliot play which was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival 1958. This copy has the ownership inscription "Pound" to the front free endpaper in the hand of Pound's wife Olivia Shakespear, and the Brunnenberg castle blindstamp to the title page. Pound stayed at Brunnenburg,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 130187

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