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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books of poetry; also individual poems and related ephemera.

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  1. 135048
    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... Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 135048

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  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. 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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  7. 116995comp
    First UK edition, with the contemporary ownership inscription of Aida Borchgrevinck in red ink to the half-title. Aida Borchgrevink (née Ada Starr) was a Bloomsbury figure, a friend of E. M. Forster and R. C. Trevelyan, described by John Furness as "an ebullient, romantic woman" who "sang Wagner at the top of her voice... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 116995

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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