New York: New Directions, 1967.
Signed limited first edition. One of a limited 110 unnumbered copies signed by Ezra Pound. Printed by Andrew Hoyem and Robert Grabhorn in San Francisco, and bound in publisher's tan linen cloth over blue paper-covered boards with errata slip tipped in at rear; in publisher's unprinted white dust jacket. Near Fine, with lean to spine, covers faintly marked. In a Near Fine dust jacket, lightly soiled and with light edge wear. An early long poem of Pound's, and his first attempt to write poetry using world history, and adding opinions of his own. Originally intended to be published in the 1911 first edition of Canzoni, Pound deemed it too serious, and removed it during the proof stage. It was not until 1967 when the poem was finally published, first in an Australian poetry magazine, then here for the first time in book format in a limitation of 110 copies. There is no equivalent trade edition. Gallup A90. Item #140938344