The Complete Poems and Plays.
First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves, 3.vi.53.” Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet’s death.
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Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine in silver and silver on blue ground, facsimile of the author’s signature in silver on blue ground to front board, top edge green. With the pictorial jacket. Contemporary bookseller’s ticket tipped-in on front free endpaper; recipient’s ownership inscription to front pastedown in pencil. Light spotting to cloth, partial toning to title. An excellent copy in a chipped and creased jacket.