Forked Branches. Translations of Medieval Poems. Edited by Charlotte Ward, with an Introduction by James Laughlin
Pound, Ezra.

Iowa City: The Windhover Press, . 1985 One of 200 copies. Colored frontispiece wood-engraving by Dellas Henke, after Dorothy Shakespear. Printed in blue and black in handset Romanee and Lutetia on cream Rives mould-made paper. With the original language and the modern English on facing pages. A fine copy, with publisher’s prospectus laid in. Charcoal cloth over paste-paper boards, spine stamped in black. Tall octavo. xvi, [87] pp. (Item ID: 16093)

$275.00

This is one of the press’s most ambitious publications. It brings together translations from Yale’s important Pound collection, including many that were hitherto unpublished. Included are a fragment of Anglo-Saxon verse, translations of poems by the French Troubadours and translations from the Italian, including the work of Guido Cavalcanti. Pound produced this material between 1905 and 1943.

Berger 86.

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