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GOOLD-ADAMS, Evelyn St Bride, as B. M. G.-Adams.


Paris: Printed at the Three Mountain Press, 1923 Stock Code: 126829
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First and limited edition, number 9 of 150 copies only. B. M. G-Adams was the pen name of Evelyn St. Bride Scratton (née Goold-Adams) a friend and sometime lover of Ezra Pound. This work is a collection of three sketches of English country life. Pound encouraged St. Bride's writing and promoted her work, influencing the appearance of her writing in The Dial (1923), The Criterion (1923) and the six-part series, of which this work is the fifth part, The Inquest into the State of Contemporary English Prose. This series, edited by Pound also consisted of work by Pound himself, Ford Madox Ford, B. C. Windeler, William Carlos Williams, and Ernest Hemingway. The Three Mountain Press was a small Parisian press founded by American expatriate William Bird in 1922, and published many key works in the modernist movement. It was later taken over by Nancy Cunard, becoming the Hours Press in 1928. An attractive and uncommon work, with just one copy traced at auction.

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Royal octavo. Original floral-patterned boards, paper label printed in black to front board, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, mainly unopened.


Some loss to spine with splits along joints, text block still sound, extremities rubbed, slight wear to tips, browning to free endpapers, otherwise internally clean. A very good copy of a fragile publication.


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