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FENOLLOSA, Ernest F. (1853-1908) and Ezra POUND. Certain Noble Plays of Japan: from the manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa, chosen and finished by Ezra Pound. Introduction by W.B. Yeats. Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1916.
4° (210 x 145mm). Woodcut press device on title. Text printed in red and black. (Occasional light spotting, unobtrusive light browning around stitching.) Original linen-backed boards by Galwey & Co., Dublin, upper board lettered in black (spine slightly darkened, corners lightly rubbed, small stains at fore-edges). Provenance: H.H. Burton, November 1931 (pencilled inscription on flyleaf; small pencil sketch on final blank).
FIRST EDITION, NO.319 OF 350 COPIES. WITH A 3-LINE INSCRIPTION BY W.B. YEATS: 'Since writing the introduction to this book I have written two "Noh" plays of my own WB Yeats 1917'. Gallup Pound (1983) A12; Wade Yeats (1968) 269.
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