Gorgeous Ezra Pound Translation
Pound, Ezra (translator). Thirty-Three Sonnets of Guido Cavalcanti. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1991.
Folio; handmade paper with deckled edges; illustrated with original signed etching; quarter bound in green slubbed fabric and tan goatskin spine; stamped in gilt. With publisher's prospectus and illustrated promotional booklet laid in. No dust jacket, as issued.
First edition, deluxe limited issue; one of only 150 numbered copies, total edition 176 (this is #9).
A beautifully printed and bound special edition of Ezra Pound's incomparable verse translation of Cavalcanti's sonnet cycle. Text also includes both the original Italian and Lowry Nelson, Jr.'s prose translation, with an introductory essay by Hugh Kenner, and an original signed etching by Joseph Goldyne.