T.S. Eliot


Published: The Fountain Press/Faber and Faber, London, 1930

Edition: 1st. Limited De-Luxe

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No. 323 of the Limited Signed De-Luxe edition of 600 copies signed by Eliot. In the original gilt decorated royal blue cloth. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Mild offsetting to endpapers but still a fine unmarked copy. Preserved in the original brown cardboard slipcase which is a little worn and then encased in a fine blue 1/4 leather and buckram, velvet lined Solander box with 5 faux bands and gilt lettering on the spine, by Asprey bookbinders. An excellent copy with a very attractive reserve price. 

T. S. Eliot's 1930 poem Ash-Wednesday needs to be viewed as part of the shift in Eliot’s writing towards a more devotional aspect, a shift that would culminate in Four Quartets (1943). The poem, like The Waste Land and ‘The Hollow Men’ before it, had started life as shorter poems: Part II appeared in 1927, Part I in 1928, and Part III in 1929, with the other three sections being written around these. But the eventual six-part poem is one of the finest modernist religious poems in English.

  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: About Fine
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for South African customers and International Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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