Pavannes and Divagations. Ezra Pound.
Pavannes and Divagations
Pavannes and Divagations

Pavannes and Divagations

London: Peter Owen Limited, 1960. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Ezra Pound on the title page and with Pound's hand-drawn gadfly figure above his controversial definition of religion on page 231: "Another of the numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art." The book includes a selection of some of Pound's lesser-known prose and poetry, his possibly autobiographical "Indiscretions," a group of facetious verses, Pound's translations from the dialogues of Fontenelle, and more. 8vo, xi, 243 pages in blue cloth boards stamped in gold. A Very Good copy of the first U.K. edition, first printing. (A New Directions edition appeared in the U.S. two years earlier). Light rubbing to boards, three corners bumped, slight indentations to the lower corners of the pages. The unclipped dust jacket is Very Good, showing a bit of soiling, slight tide mark to the spine tail, light edge wear, a small indent to the front panel and a tiny tear to the front panel's upper edge. Copies of the first U.K. edition, such as this one, are much more scarce than the first U.S. edition (1,000 copies issued, compared with 4,000 for the first U.S. edition). Signed copies of either edition are rarely encountered, especially ones like this with an original illustration hand-drawn by Pound. Gallup A74b. RARE SIGNED. Item #897

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