London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
[POUND, Ezra, 1885-1972]. The Book of the Poets' Club, [London]: Christmas 1909. 4° (218 x 171mm). Edges untrimmed. Original heavy orange paper wrappers (neat tears at edges).
FIRST EDITION containing the first printing of four poems by Pound: In Epitaphium, Epigram, Song and Paracelus in Excelsis. Other contributors to this anthology include T.E. Hulme and Regina Miriam Bloch. The Poets' Club was founded in 1908 and Pound, having been introduced to the group by his publisher Elkin Mathews in February 1909, was elected an honorary member just prior to the publication of this anthology. This is the only work by The Poets' club which included contributions by Pound. Gallup B1.
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