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ELIOT, T. S. - Four Quartets

Title: Four Quartets
Description: New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1943. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0151330530. Original Dust Jacket on First American Edition book. Dust has $2.00 price not clipped, there is a 1/8 inch x 2 1/2 inch tear at top edge of dust and two minor chips. (see photo Black cloth boards has some discoloration spots and corners are slightly dented and cover lightly worn, spine lettered in gilt is faded. First Printing of the First Edition, First issue, with the "First American Edition" statement listed on the copyright page which is one of only 788 copies thus issued. Has the signature of a former owner Evelyn V. Estes on front endpaper with otherwise clean contents. Some browning to endpapers. Nine (9) of Eliot's works listed opposite title page with Four Quartets listed last. First issue dust jacket has nine works on back of dust jacket ending with Old Possum's and back flap of dust is blank. Contents page of Eliot's wartime masterpiece includes four works Burt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages, Litle Gidding together in one book that formerly had been published seperately.. East Coker is the village in Somerset from which Eliot's ancestors departed for the New World in 1669; Burnt Norton refers to the Gloucestershire manor house erected on the foundation of a house that burned to the ground in the seventeenth century; The Dry Salvages is a group of rocks off Cape Ann, and so harks to the poet's New England roots, and Little Gidding was the manor in Huntingdonshire that was the destination of poets' pilgrimages as the site where Nicholas Ferrar founded an Anglican religious community in the mid-seventeenth century. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. A very good collector's grade item. Scarce if not rare.; 8.70 X 5.60 X 0.40 inches; 39 pages. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket .

Keywords: Rare Poetry T.S. Eliot

Price: US$ 799.97 Seller: A Book Legacy
- Book number: 57770

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