Poems 1909-1925.London: Faber & Gwyer Ltd, 1925 Stock Code: 137380
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 has survived laid in to this copy, including: a four page translation into French of "Ash Wednesday" by Jean de Menasce, some notes on "The Difficulties of Criticism" by I.A.R., a 12 page typescript copy of E. M. Forster's essay "T. S. Eliot and his difficulties", and more. The final pages and endpapers exhibit further verses in manuscript.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed paper label to spine, edges uncut.
A very good copy, some annotations in pen and pencil, spine faintly toned, cloth boards bright and unfaded, extremities lightly bumped, some foxing to contents, otherwise presentable. In the original toned jacket, a little loss to head of spine, nicks and creases to extremities.
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