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POUND, Ezra; ELIOT, T. S. (intro.)

Selected Poems.

London: Faber & Gwyer, 1928 Stock Code: 147191
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Signed by Pound

First edition, signed limited issue, number 18 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. This edition was published on 10 December 1928, following the trade issue of 1,000 copies, published on 23 November the same year.

In his introduction to this important edition of Pound's poetry, T. S. Eliot gives an extended commentary on the originality of Pound's work, his influences ("Browning and Yeats... Swinburne and William Morris", p. ix), and the ways he has been read and misread by some of his contemporaries.

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Description

Octavo. Original vellum-backed grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Condition

Bookplate of Basil Burton to front pastedown. A very good copy, spine slightly browned and spotted, minor wear to tips, contents clean and crisp.

Bibliography

Gallup, Pound, A30b; Eliot, B10b.

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