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CROSBY, Harry. Torchbearer [Volume IV of The Collected Poems] Notes by Ezra Pound. Paris: [Roger Lescaret for] The Black Sun Press, 1931.
4° (230 x 177mm). Title and text printed in red and black. Portrait frontispiece to Pound's 'Notes'. Original printed wrappers [possible first binding, the spine dated '1931' at the foot], glassine dustwrapper (small areas a little browned, short splits on spine, dustwrapper browned and torn). Provenance: Caresse Crosby (gilt morocco 'Crosby Cross' bookplate inside upper wrapper)--James Cummins, Bookseller, New York (loosely-inserted bookseller's description).
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 500 COPIES ON NAVARRE. FROM CARESSE CROSBY'S LIBRARY. This copy is printed on Navarre, watermarked 'PAPETERIES LAFUMA', but is not numbered on the colophon (see lot 680 for discrepancies in the limitation). Loosely inserted is a proof of the portrait frontispiece plate, printed on watermarked Navarre. Gallup Pound (1983) B25; Minkoff A42; Published in Paris p.409.
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