One of 200 copies
Pound, Ezra & Shakespear, Dorothy (Illus.) ~ Shakespear’s Pound: Illuminated Cantos
The Scolar Press, London / LaNana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas : 1999
The sole UK printing published by The Scolar Press, London / LaNana Creek Press, Nacogdoches, Texas in 1999. Number '145' of a limited edition of 210 numbered copies (of which 200 were for sale) signed by Omar Pound and the designer and printer, Charles Jones. The BOOK is in Fine condition in a Fine matching slipcase, with a printed title label pasted to the spine. Charles Jones printed 200 copies on a Vandercrook Universal III press, on Magnani Biblios mould made white wove paper. The edition is hand-bound in Harmatan's tan leather with Japanese bookcloth covered boards, and slipcased. In the late 1930s, Ezra Pound planned an edition of the 'Cantos' to be illustrated by his wife, the artist Dorothy Shakespear. She created the designs, but for various reasons, the edition was never published. This volume presents them in a limited edition based on a selection of pages from the 'Cantos'. The selection has been made by Omar Pound, the son of Dorothy Shakespear and Ezra Pound. The edition has been designed by the LaNana Creek Press' printer, Charles Jones, and reflects the style and generosity of materials and processes that were the hallmark of private press publishing in the 1920s and 1930s. A very handsome production.