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London: The Egoist Ltd. 1917. First edition of Eliot's monumentally influential first poetry collection. First edition of Eliot's monumentally influential first poetry collection. Publisher's original buff card covers printed in black. A superb fine copy, the binding square and tight with just the slightest of rubbing and toning at the extremities, the spine intact with light creasing. The contents are bright and fresh throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Housed in a bespoke cloth solander case, suede lined with recess and cloth chemise, to the inner cover of which has a tipped in card, signed by T. S. Eliot in blue ink. A stellar example of a notoriously fragile production, rare in fine original condition. The author's first book, collecting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; Portrait of a Lady; Preludes; Rhapsody on a Windy Night; Morning at the Window; The Boston Evening Transcript; Aunt Helen; Cousin Nancy; Mr. Apollinax; Hysteria; Conversation Galante; La Figlia che Piange. The title poem, a dramatic monologue written in stream of consciousness style, is considered to be one of the founding texts exploring modernist themes and aesthetics. 500 copies printed. (Gallup A1; Connolly, The Modern Movement 30a). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
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