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POUND, Ezra. Antheil and The Treatise on Harmony. Paris: Maurice Darantière for The Three Mountains Press [but with Contact Editions imprint label tipped onto title], 1924.
8° (188 x 118mm). Printed music in the text. Original printed wrappers (endpapers lightly browned, spine and extremities a little darkened, edges creased).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 440 COPIES, THIS NO.22 OF 40 ON ARCHES, SIGNED BY ANTHEIL. This copy is one of the special copies which were sold unsigned; some were then signed either by Pound or Antheil, or both. Copies of both the ordinary and special copies that were initially unsold subsequently had the Contact Editions imprint label tipped onto the title, although Gallup notes that Pound's correspondence with William Bird (owner of The Three Mountains Press) suggests that the 'book was actually published by Pound himself and Three Mountains Press--and, later, Contact Editions--acted merely as its distributors'. Gallup Pound (1983) A25b.
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