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Eliot, T.S. | "April is the cruellest month..."

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Property from the Descendants of Scofield Thayer

Eliot, T.S. | "April is the cruellest month..."

Eliot, T.S. | "April is the cruellest month..."

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Starting bid:

2,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

5 days, 15 hours

5 days, 15 hours

January 25, 08:28 PM (GMT)

January 25, 08:28 PM (GMT)

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from the Descendants of Scofield Thayer


Eliot, T.S. 

The Waste Land. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922 [1923]


8vo. Half-title, colophon numbered, uncut. Publisher's black cloth boards, titled in gilt, with original salmon printed dustjacket. 


An exceptionally fine copy of the second impression the most important English Modernist poem.


The first edition of The Waste Land was published on 15 December 1922. This second impression — not the erroneously termed "second edition" of the colophon, since it was printed from the same setting of type — appeared early in 1923, and was limited to 1,000 copies. The present copy boasts the important provenance of Scofield Thayer, college friend of Eliot and legendary publisher of The Dial.


One of only 1,000 copies.


REFERENCE

Gallup A6b


PROVENANCE

Scofield Thayer

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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