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The majority of books are in very good condition. A detailed list is available. . An extensive collection of first editions of Eliot’s work, approximately 150 books and periodicals, including the following: the first appearance of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in Poetry (June 1915); a very good copy of Ara VusPrec (Ovid Press, 1920); the first appearance of “The Waste Land” in The Dial (November 1922); the first copyright issue of Journey of the Magi (Rudge, 1927); limited signed editions of A Song for Simeon (1928), Animula (1929), Marina (1930) and Triumphal March (1931), as well as the limited signed edition of Ash Wednesday (1930); a near fine copy in dust jacket of the first edition of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (Faber, 1939); the original appearance of “East Coker” as a supplement to The New English Weekly, (Easter Number, 1940), two variant issues, with the second edition of the poem in The New English Weekly; a complete run of the first separate editions of East Coker (1940), Burnt Norton (1941), The Dry Salvages (1941), and Little Gidding (1942), with the first appearances of “The Dry Salvages” in The New English Weekly (February 27, 1941) and “Little Gidding” in The New English Weekly (October 15, 1942); the first impression of the first American (first book edition) of Four Quartets (1943); the limited signed edition of Four Quartets printed by the Officina Bodoni (1960); the limited signed edition of Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern (House of Books, 1954); numerous periodical appearances, and four vinyl recordings of Eliot reading his poems. Although lacking the most expensive of Eliot’s first editions, the collection represents a substantial and bibliographically significant selection of the poet’s publications.

Price: $47,500.00

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