ELIOT, T. S.

Rare books by T. S. Eliot, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Prufrock, The Waste Land, and Four Quartets, and original letters.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was one of the leading literary figures and major poets of the Twentieth century.
Born in Missouri, Eliot relocated to the United Kingdom at the age of 25, becoming a British subject in 1927. A contemporary ofEzra Pound, Eliot’s first major publication The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (1915), gained distinction as a leading Modernist piece. Ensuing publications included The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925),Ash Wednesday(1930) and Four Quartets (1945).

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  1. Ara Vus Prec.
    ELIOT, T. S. Ara Vus Prec.

    London : 1919

    First edition, number 118 of 220 numbered copies from a total edition of 264 (the remainder of the edition comprising signed, japon-printed, and review copies). The earliest copies issued were in a binding with paper-covered boards, with this binding of cloth-covered boards following. This was Eliot's third book of poetry. The title of the book was... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135422

  2. The Waste Land.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Waste Land.

    New York : 1922

    First edition in book form, first printing, first issue with all the points, number 325 of 1,000 copies. The Waste Land - arguably the most significant poem of the 20th century - was first published in The Criterion magazine earlier that year; this marks its first separate publication.

    With all of Gallup's three requisite points indicative of... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 145211

  3. Poems 1909-1935.
    ELIOT, T. S. Poems 1909-1935.

    1925

    First edition, first printing, of Eliot's early collection of poetry. The collection contains some of Eliot's most highly-regarded poetry, including such masterpieces as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", "The Hollow Men", and "The Waste Land". Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 140203

  4. Poems 1909-1925.
    ELIOT, T. S. Poems 1909-1925.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, scarce in the jacket. The collection selects from Prufrock (1917), Poems (1920), and also prints The Waste Land (1922, here including for the first time the dedication to Ezra Pound as "il miglior fabbro") and The Hollow Men, for which this is the first appearance.

    Some literary manuscript and typescript material... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137380

  5. The Rock.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Rock.

    London : 1934

    First edition, second impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper surrounding the recipient's ownership inscription, "Inscribed for M. W. Bank 19. VIII. 34 by T. S. Eliot". Eliot is known to have signed books in this style upon request. The first impression was issued in May 1934, this second impression in June.

    One of the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 150694

  6. [Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding.
    ELIOT, T. S. [Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding.

    London : 1940-41

    First edition, first impression, of each of the separately published Four Quartets, except East Coker, which is the third (first Faber) edition as usual, preceded by the two rare New English Weekly Supplement printings of that poem alone.

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    £650.00

    Stock Code: 143338

  7. [Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding.
    ELIOT, T. S. [Four Quartets:] East Coker; The Dry Salvages; Burnt Norton; Little Gidding.

    London : 1940-41

    First edition, first impression, of each of the separately published Four Quartets, except East Coker, which is the third (first Faber) edition as usual, preceded by the two New English Weekly Supplement printings of that poem alone. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 122874

  8. The Cocktail Party.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Cocktail Party.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, with his printed name struck through. The Cocktail Party was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival from 22 to 27 August 1949. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 128719

  9. The Confidential Clerk.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Confidential Clerk.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. The Confidential Clerk was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in August 1953, and was published in March 1954. This copy is the first issue with "Ihad" uncorrected on page 7. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144494

  10. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.
    ELIOT, T. S. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.

    New York : 1954

    First edition, first impression, number 49 of 300 copies signed by the author. This work presents the text of an address Eliot gave to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937. This copy is from the library of author William Vincent Sieller, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 131428

  11. The Confidential Clerk.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Confidential Clerk.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel, inscribed by the author a month after publication on the front free endpaper: "à Monsieur Georges Duhamel en hommage à l'ecrivain et l'homme de la part de T. S. Eliot 8.4.54". Duhamel had served as a surgeon during the First World War and his... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 130104

  12. "Goethe as the Sage"
    ELIOT, T. S. "Goethe as the Sage"

    Hamburg : [1955]

    First edition, first impression; 1200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed on the top front cover "to Julie Malman with most cordial good wishes T. S. Eliot." Booklet issued on the presentation of the Hanseatic Goethe Prize awarded to Eliot. An important essay and rare in presentation state. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 41409

  13. 148576
    ELIOT, T. S. The Elder Statesman.

    London : 1959

    First edition, first impression. The Elder Statesman was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival between 25 and 30 August 1958; the original cast list is printed at the end of the work. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 148576

  14. The Elder Statesman.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Elder Statesman.

    London : 1959

    First edition thus of Eliot's play, first produced at the Edinburgh Festival 1958. The green jacket of the present copy is for Gallup an early-issue point; later copies would come in a thinner, grey jacket. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 97871

  15. Four Quartets.
    ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.

    London : 1960

    First Bodoni edition, number 87 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136811

  16. Poems Written in Early Youth.
    ELIOT, T. S. Poems Written in Early Youth.

    London : 1967

    First trade edition, first impression. Poems Written in Early Youth was originally published privately in 1950 at Stockholm in an edition of twelve copies only. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 148577

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