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POUND, Ezra (editor). Profile. An Anthology collected in MCMXXXI. Milan: Tipografia Card. Ferrari for John Scheiwiller, 1932.
4° (203 x 153mm). Title printed in red and black. (Very light marginal browning.) Original printed grey wrappers (spine darkened, lightly marked, extremities lightly rubbed and chipped). Provenance: Austin Avery Mitchell (ownership inscription on front free endpaper dated 24 November 1933).
FIRST EDITION, NO. 105 OF 250 COPIES. 'A collection of poems which have stuck in my memory and which may possibly define their epoch, or at least rectify current ideas of it in respect to at least one contour' (p.); Profile is composed of pieces by Pound, James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, Ford Madox Ford, T.S. Eliot, e.e. cummings, Ernest Hemingway, Basil Bunting and others, arranged in chronological order of composition and introduced by Pound. Gallup Pound (1983) B28.
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