Personae. The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound. Including Ripostes, Lustra, Homage to Sextus Propertius, H.S. Mauberley

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. Second printing (February 1927). 8vo, frontispiece by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 231 pp., original dark blue cloth, spine and edges slightly rubbed and faded. Inscribed by Hart Crane to the artist John W. Taylor "To Jack Taylor, Good friend and counselor, Hart Crane, December '28". The recipient, we confidently think, is the Baltimore-born Woodstlock artist John Williams Taylor, 1897-1983. Crane traveled to Europe in early December 1928, as did Taylor and Crane wrote in a March 29 letter to Sam Loveman that Taylor was "freshly arrived in Paris," and staying at his (Crane's) hotel. Crane's choice of a Pound volume as a gift, and the connection with Taylor provide an interesting line of inquiry. Item #32809

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