Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 179

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
POUND, EZRA. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Initials after designs by Edward Wadsworth. Tall 8vo, original tan linen-backed brown boards, letterpress label (faint spotting) mounted to front cover, cloth neatly split running length of rear joint. Deluxe edition, number 28 of 20 copies signed by Pound. Rare. This just the third example of the 20 signed copies (numbered 16-35) traced at auction since 1975, the last copy appearing nearly two decades ago (Christie's London, 8 April 2004, The Quentin Keynes Collection, Part III). From a stated total edition of 200, though both Gallup and Ransom note that fewer copies were in fact issued and that a few out-of-series copies and sets of unbound sheets are known to exist. Connolly The Modern Movement 35b; Ransom 373; Gallup A19. London: The Ovid Press, 1920