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Eliot, T S
The Four Quartets - All Four First Issue Softcovers - East Coker/Burnt Norton/Dry Salvages/Little Gidding - now housed in slip case
London Faber 1940. FIRST EDITIONS: East Coker 1940, Burnt Norton and The Dry Salvages 1941, Little Gidding 1942. Softcover octavo, pp. 15, [1]; 15, [1]; 15, [1]; 16. Stapled plain card wraps in harlequin colours. Covers lightly surface soiled and partially sunned, with a little minor creasing; rust at staples to all, and staples failed to Burnt Norton only. Scattered light foxing to East Coker and Burnt Norton; ownership inscriptions to Burnt Norton and The Dry Salvages, both from year of publication; annotation and underlining in pencil to Little Gidding. A Very Good set overall. While Burnt Norton was originally published with a collection of Eliot's early works in 1936, this edition is the first time it was printed separately, and the other titles were published for the very first time in this edition, preceding the book issue of Four Quartets in 1943. Scarce and now presented in a custom made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA [Harrogate, United Kingdom]

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