POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. New York: New Directions at the Stone House Press, 1968.

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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. New York: New Directions at the Stone House Press, 1968.

US$ 800 - 1,200
£ 650 - 980
POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972.
Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. New York: New Directions at the Stone House Press, 1968.
4to. Publisher's brick red cloth with printed title label to spine, original gray paper slipcase with printed title label to upper cover, light fading to margins of slipcase.

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED ISSUE, number 39 of 200 copies for America (of 310 total). The final volume of Pound's monumental Cantos first appeared as a staple-bound piracy at Ed Sanders's Fuck You Press ("his disgusting mimeographed version," according to James Laughlin), allowing Laughlin "to persuade Ezra to do some work in putting these Drafts & Fragments into shape and let us bring them out now" (Laughlin, letter to Robert Gales, Sept 9, 1968). Gallup A91.
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POUND, EZRA. 1885-1972. Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. New York: New Directions at the Stone House Press, 1968.
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