BUNTING, Basil. Briggflatts. London: Goliard Press for Fulcrum Press, 1966. 4° (324 x 250mm). Title printed in red and black. Illustrations and decorative borders after Barry Hall and Nick Strausfeld printed in red and black. Original tan wrappers printed in red and black, later cloth box (a few light marks on wrappers, upper hinge splitting). Provenance: Ezra Pound (1885-1972, presentation inscription on flyleaf 'affectionately, , for Ezra , B. Bunting , 1966')--Olga Rudge (1895-1996, loosely-inserted autograph note signed ('Olga Rudge') from Rudge to Quentin Keynes, Venice, September 1987, recording the gift of the volume to Keynes). FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, THIS ONE OF 374 IN WRAPPERS. INSCRIBED TO POUND BY BUNTING AND GIVEN TO QUENTIN KEYNES BY OLGA RUDGE. Guedalla Bunting A6a.
B. BUNTING. Typed letter signed ('B') to Ezra Pound, Shadingfield, Wylham, Northumberland, 28 February 1969, 1 page, 8vo, envelope, commencing with a poem in praise of Pound and the Cantos: 'Ezra, Ezra, , I need something to read for my pleasure, , and the cantos I have end too soon. , What they call wisdom isnt, mostly; but , what sings is wise and there is no singing better , than yours. Snow, but spring's close, and many , besides me are listening for your voice. , We've lived in a world full of splendour, , and still we shall leave it something better than , a museum. Some young men are alive, there's green , on old lawns, let the one sure poem of the century , complete its shape and stand steady for the children.' Bunting then discusses the writers Louis Zukofsky, Hugh McDiarmid and David Jones, and the possibility of meeting Pound, concluding with a comment on the health of his eyes.
THE FIRST EDITION OF BRIGGFLATTS INSCRIBED TO POUND BY BUNTING, WITH A POEM PRAISING POUND AND THE CANTOS, both given to Quentin Keynes by Olga Rudge.