Tall thin 8vo, 35 folded leaves, bound Japanese-style, in the original Japanese paper wrappers; a fine copy; booklabel of the BBC broadcaster D. G. Bridson.
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Some Time. Short Poems …
First edition, one of 300 copies, inscribed ‘for D. G. Bridson, Sept. 21, 1957, Louis Zukofsky’.
Bridson and Zukofsky had mixed in the same circles since the ’30s, both friends of Pound and contributors to the same poetry journals, as well as to Pound’s Active Anthology. But they only met for the first time in London in 1957 when Zukofsky was on a European trip, the basis of his long poem ‘4 Other Countries’.
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Later edition of this handsome work on China, first published by Fisher, Son, & Co. in London and Paris in 1843, illustrated with 124 steel-engraved plates and vignettes to each of the four engraved titles.
COLOURED PANORAMA FARINGTON, Susan Maria (illustrator).
The 104th Psalm. Illustrated by Susan Maria Ffarington. Worden.
The Faringtons or Ffaringtons were an ancient family of Worden Hall, Leyland, Lancashire, with a substantial family archive. Susan Maria (1808–1894) edited The Farington Papers for the Chetham Society in 1856, and made other contributions to local history, but this unusual panorama seems to have been her only foray into illustration. Psalm 104 lent itself to some striking landscape plates: horses and oxen (‘He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field’); cedars of Lebanon (‘The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted’); mountain scenery (‘The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats and the rocks for the conies’); sunset and daybreak; and three volcanoes (‘He toucheth the hills and they smoke’).