Rare Books, Maps, Americana and Autographs to Be Auctioned at Doyle New York

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NEW YORK, NY.- Doyle New York will hold an auction of Rare Books, Maps and Autographs on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 10am. The sale will offer property in a variety of categories, including Americana, manuscripts, inscribed first editions, color plate books, livres d’artiste and original artwork. A special section of the sale features books from the Library of Omar Shakespear Pound (1926-2010), son of the great American poet Ezra Pound and his wife, Dorothy Shakespear, one of Wyndham Lewis’s group of Vorticist artists. Omar Pound was himself a poet and translator of Arabic and Persian verse. He co-edited three volumes of Ezra’s letters and a bibliography of Wyndham Lewis, and was a founding trustee of the Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust. Books from the Estate of Omar Shakespear Pound include a rare signed copy of Ezra Pound’s A Lume Spento, a copy of W.B. Yeats’s 1893 book on Blake’s poetry inscribed