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The Pisan Cantos
London: Faber and Faber, [1949]. 8vo. 132 pp. Original cloth; dust jacket. Stain on rear jacket panel, several chips at edges. FIRST UK EDITION. INSCRIBED BY EDITH SITWELL TO HER BROTHER SACHEVERELL SITWELL on the front free endpaper: "For my darling Sachie / those nymphs and bassarids from Page 77 onwards to the end of that Canto / with best love from Edith." She has made an X to mark this passage on p. 77. Edith Sitwell and Pound appeared together in the Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers in 1949. Sacheverell once accused Edith of preferring Pound's cantos to her own, to which she replied that her brother was "one of the greatest [poets] that our race has produced in the last 150 years." Gallup A60b. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.
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