POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Eliot, T.S., Editor. Selected Poems.  London: Faber & Gwyer, (1928).

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Lot 274
POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Eliot, T.S., Editor.
Selected Poems. London: Faber & Gwyer, (1928).

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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Eliot, T.S., Editor. Selected Poems. London: Faber & Gwyer, (1928).
8vo. Publisher's vellum-backed blue paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, some soiling to spine.

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED ISSUE, number 24 of 100 copies signed on the colophon. Edited by Eliot, the 1928 Selected Poems became the primary text on which all of the primary Pound collections were based. In his selection and his introduction, Eliot attempted to popularize Pound and essentially market Pound to "an audience he had systematically insulted since 1914" (Hugh Witemeyer, Ezra Pound Encyclopedia, 2005). Gallup A30b.
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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Eliot, T.S., Editor. Selected Poems.  London: Faber & Gwyer, (1928).
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