POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Diptych Rome-London: Homage to Sextus Propertius & Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Contacts and Life. Milan: (Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni for] Vanni Scheiwiller, (1957).

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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Diptych Rome-London: Homage to Sextus Propertius & Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Contacts and Life. Milan: (Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni for] Vanni Scheiwiller, (1957).

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 970 - 1,500
POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Diptych Rome-London: Homage to Sextus Propertius & Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Contacts and Life. Milan: (Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni for] Vanni Scheiwiller, (1957).
4to. Publisher's mauve boards, lettered in gilt, "EP" monogram to upper cover, original cloth backed slipcase, printed paper label, lightest of wear to extremities.

FIRST EDITION IN THIS FORM, LIMITED TO 200 COPIES SIGNED BY POUND, number 177 of 200 (one of 25 for distribution in Italy). Two of Pound's key poems are here united as a diptych as he intended, and finely printed by Mardersteig. Gallup A75b; Mardersteig Bodoni 116.
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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Diptych Rome-London: Homage to Sextus Propertius & Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Contacts and Life. Milan: (Printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni for] Vanni Scheiwiller, (1957).
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