New York: New Directions, . Later printing.
Octavo (8 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 220 x 143 mm), , 273,  pages, in original blue cloth, gold titles to upper board and to spine, in an unclipped, gray dust jacket. A collection of Ezra Pound's poems up to 1949. This is a second impression, issued in 1956, of New Directions' so-called offset edition of 1949. The rear flap of the dust jacket contains an advertisement for Section: Rock-Drill, which New Directions issued in 1956. Gallup A27b, footnote. (Donald Gallup, Ezra Pound: A Bibliography).
CONDITION: Fading to cloth titles, light toning to page edges, former owner's pencil notation to front paste down but otherwise clean and unmarked. The unclipped ($3.50) dust jacket is toned along the edges of the front panel and to the spine. Pencilled-in price to front flap (in addition to the same printed price). About Very Good overall. Item #2408