Title: Guide to Kulchur, 1938. 1st UK Edition
Author: Ezra Pound
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited., London
A first UK edition of Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur, “Kulchur” as he would phonetically pronounce the word culture itself. From the Chinese philosophers of ancient eras to modern poetry, from music and more, Pound has attempted to contain numerous subjects and topics gained from a lifetime of learning into one novel. As he states in the forward, this book “is not written for the over-fed. It is written for men who have not been able to afford a university education or for young men, whether or not threatened with universities, who want to know more at the age of fifty than I know today, and whom I might conceivably aid to that object.”
One volume in octavo, 359 pages. Complete with the extremely scarce dust jacket.
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with the boards displaying signs of staining, while the pages show little to no staining save alongside the fore edge. The dust jacket is in fair shape, with signs of staining, wear, and minor stains at the top and bottom of spine.