82
82
Eliot, T.S.
THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. A PLAY. LONDON: FABER AND FABER LTD., 1954
Estimate
1,0001,500
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82
Eliot, T.S.
THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. A PLAY. LONDON: FABER AND FABER LTD., 1954
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Eliot, T.S.
THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. A PLAY. LONDON: FABER AND FABER LTD., 1954
8vo (218 x 140mm.), first edition, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO GEORGES DUHAMEL ("à | Monsieur | Georges Duhamel | en hommage | à l'ecrivain et l'homme | de la part | de T.S. Eliot | 8.4.54") on front endpaper, original pale blue cloth, dust-jacket, slight browning, a few nicks and slight foxing to jacket
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Literature

Gallup A64a

Catalogue Note

A fine presentation copy, inscribed by Eliot a month after publication to the French novelist and playwright. Duhamel was a surgeon during the First World War and his work is noted for his compassionate accounts of human suffering. His later essays, collected in Scènes de la vie future (1930, published in English as America: the Menace in 1931) reflect his aversion to over-industrialization.

The Confidential Clerk was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival between 25 August and 1 September 1953, before transferring for a respectable run at the Lyric Theatre in London.

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