PERSONAE – The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound. Second Impression. London: Faber & Faber, 1961. Publishers red, gilt cloth with original unclipped now protected dustjacket. 287 pages. Very good attractive clean copy First edition
New York: Published by Dial Press, 1964. Publishers hardcover with dustjacket, well0812 preserved and unclipped with only light edgewear. xv, 121 pp. Very good or near fine clean copy. First edition, 1st printing
A rare First Edition of Ulysses from Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare & Co, a very good copy of the 11th Printing – the final version before the printing of the novel left Paris and moved elsewhere. The book was still banned in the States until 1934. This copy was Børge (Boerge) Houmann’s copy (not signed). Houmann, a prominent Danish communist and resistance fighter, was working a translation of Joyce’s novel Ulysses, but tragically could not find the translation after the War. The manuscript had disappeared, apparently confiscated and later lost by Danish police, who got ahead of their German colleagues by lovingly caring for the Danish Communists. In all a highly collectable copy.