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Pound, Ezra
Sophokles' Women of Trachis A Version by Ezra Pound
New York: New Directions, 1957. New York: New Directions 1957. First US Edition. Signed by Pound on the title page and scarce thus as Pound's signature without inscription is rarely found on trade editions of his works. This copy also bears the ownership bookplate of Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 Nobel Prize winner for Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. Gell-Mann was the first to theorize and coin the phrase "quarks" to describe a fundamental constituent of matter. "Quarks" is a reference to a line from Joyce's Finnegan's Wake "Three quarks for Muster Mark!", an indication of Gell-Mann's literary bona fides. A fine copy save from slight foxing to the front free endpaper in a very good minus dust wrapper with toned spine, slight chipping and wear, a half inch tear at rear flap fold, a few small edge tears and a couple of tape repairs on the inside.
Bookseller: The Accidental Bookseller [United States]
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