Cathay. Ezra Pound.


London: Elkin Mathews, 1915. First edition of Pound's enormously important collection of "translations," drawn from the notebooks of Ernest Fenollosa. Eliot shrewdly noted that Pound was "the inventor of Chinese poetry for our time." Pound's interpretations "altered the feel of the language and set the pattern of cadence for modern verse" as George Steiner has remarked. Original heavy tan string-sewn wrappers. [32] pp. One of 1000 copies printed. Minor scattered foxing to interior pages, very small expert repair to top edge of front cover. Quite a nice copy of a fragile book. Gallup A9. Item #1104

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