Lot 199
  • 199

Eliot, T. S.

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2,500 - 3,500 USD
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3,000 USD
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Description

  • Two Poems. [Cambridge: Printed at the Cambridge University Press,] 1935
  • paper, ink
Pamphlet, 8 pp. (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.; 165 x 114 mm). Some fraying to fore-edges. Original stiff paper wrappers, gilt foil label printed in black on upper cover, sewn with black thread, uncut; label creased, stain on upper right corner of label.

Literature

Cf. Gallup A30

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. COPY J, DESCRIBED IN A HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON THE COLOPHON AS "SPECIAL COPY JAPANESE RICE." The printed colophone calls for 22 copies: 5 on Arches, five on Normandie, 5 on Bremen, 5 on Brussels parchment, and 2 on red Florentine. No rice paper copies are recorded in Gallup.

Two Poems was printed for Frederick Prokosch at Cambridge University Press in October 1935, for distribution by the author at Christmas 1935. The two poems are "Cape Ann" and "Usk". The poems were included as "Landscapes V, III," under the heading "Minor Poems" in the 1936 Collected Poems.

AN UNRECORDED VARIANT OF AN ELIOT RARITY.

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