POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. A Draft of XXX Cantos. Paris: Hours Press, 1930.

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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
A Draft of XXX Cantos. Paris: Hours Press, 1930.

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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
A Draft of XXX Cantos. Paris: Hours Press, 1930.
8vo. Decorative initials by Dorothy Shakespear. Publisher's buckram cloth, lettered in red, spine and margins lightly toned.
Provenance: Purchased from Newbegins Bookshop, San Francisco (bookseller's ticket, with manuscript note dated 11/15/30).

FIRST EDITION of this extended Cantos, number 41 of 200 copies, beautifully printed by François Bernouard for Nancy Cunard's Hours Press on Canson-Mongolfier Soleil velin M. R. V. Paper. "It is in the minutiae—in the minute organization of the words and their relationships in a composition that the seriousness and value of a work of writing exist—not in the sentiments, ideas, schemes portrayed ... (W.C. Williams, "A Draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound," Selected Essays, 1954). Gallup A31a.
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