Lot 219: POUND, EZRA. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: POUND, EZRA. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. Initials after designs by the Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth. Tall 8vo, original tan linen-backed brown boards, printed paper cover label, uncut and unopened; pale offsetting on title. Fine. London: The Ovid Press, 1920
Notes: a superb copy of the first edition, number 194 of 165 unsigned copies from a stated total edition of 200. Although the colophon states that 200 copies were issued, both Gallup and Ransom note that fewer copies were issued and that a few out-of-series copies and sets of unbound sheets are known to exist. Gallup A19; Ransom 373.