Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 356

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
POUND, EZRA. Lustra. Author photogravure portrait frontispiece by Alvin Langdon Coburn, "EP" device designed by Edmund Dulac to title page. 8vo, original tan boards lettered in blue, corners lightly bumped, minor blemish at top of front board; endpapers with usual toning. First edition, first issue, number 160 of 200 hand-numbered copies signed by Pound, additionally signed with a presentation inscription to Clarence Stratton on front pastedown. Includes a 1-page TLS (recto only, dated May 1927, folds, laid in loose) to Mr. Stratton in which Pound, exhibiting his well-known vitriol, instructs Stratton to get a numbered, unexpurgated copy: "Mathews was a g,d, fool, and his successor has given you a copy of the bloody expurgated edtn […] And give ‘em as much hell as you can. Tell em its insult to yr intelligence to offer you expurgated edtn and that England is going to pot because of such a state of imbecility." Gallup A11a. (See Lot 252.) [London: Elkin Mathews, 1916]