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

[Four Quartets, comprising] East Coker; Burnt Norton; The Dry Salvages; Little Gidding

ELIOT, T[homas]. S[tearns]., 1888-1965

Published by Faber & Faber [through 1942], 1940
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Four uniform first impressions of the separate appearances in pamphlet form of Eliot's wartime masterpiece. East Coker: 16pp; yellow paper wrappers printed in black (Near Fine, barring the usual toning) over white card covers, stapled. Light foxing throughout, the final 8pp uncut [Gallup A36c]. Burnt Norton: 16pp; aquamarine paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff white covers; stapled. Fine, with just a hint of fading along the spine crease. [Gallup [A37]. The Dry Salvages: 16pp; pale blue paper wrappers printed in black folded over stiff cream (Gallup's first state) paper without the Adelphi watermark. Very Good or better, the wraps faded and lightly foxed, with a stain on the inner flap fold, but the pages bright and unmarked, except for an owner's inscription in a neat hand on the half-title [Gallup A39]. Little Gidding: 16pp; stiff mauve wrappers printed in black, stapled (Gallup's second state). Near Fine or better with traces of foxing to the back panel, internally bright and fresh [Gallup A42]. First Faber printing of the first title (East Coker first appeared in two forms associated with its publication in The New English Weekly.), first separate edition of the second title (first published in Collected Poems, 1936), and first editions of the latter two titles. East Coker is the village in Somerset from which Eliot's ancestors departed for the New World in 1669; Burnt Norton refers to the Gloucestershire manor house erected on the foundation of a house that burned to the ground in 17th century; The Dry Salvages is a group of rocks off Cape Ann, and so harks to the poet's New England roots, and Little Gidding was the manor in Huntingdonshire that was the destination of poets' pilgrimages as the site where Nicholas Ferrar founded an Anglican religious community in the mid-17th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: [Four Quartets, comprising] East Coker; ...
Publisher: Faber & Faber [through 1942]
Publication Date: 1940
Binding: Staplebound Wraps
Edition: First Impressions.

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ELIOT, T[homas]. S[tearns], 1888-1965
Published by Harcourt, Brace, New York (1943)
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: -. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First Printing ("First American Edition" on copyright page) of the first single-volume edition of Eliot's wartime masterpiece (preceding the British edition by more than a year), in the first-issue dust jacket (with nine titles to back panel). Tall, slim 8vo: [8],39,[1]pp. Original black cloth, spine titled in gold; jacket printed in gray and black, priced $2. About Fine (lettering to spine occasionally rubbed); slight toning to jacket's spine panel, crown of spine nicked, else exceptionally well-preserved. Gallup A43. A total of 4,165 copies were printed, but 3,777 destroyed because the margins were incorrectly set, because of unskilled wartime labor. The remaining 788 copies, of which this is one, were issued as review copies and to preserve copyright. Collects four interrelated poems published separately over the previous three years. East Coker is the village in Somerset from which Eliot's ancestors departed for the New World, in 1669; Burnt Norton refers to the Gloucestershire manor house erected on the foundation of a house that burned to the ground in 17th century; The Dry Salvages is a group of rocks off Cape Ann, and so harks to the poet's New England roots, and Little Gidding is the manor in Huntingdonshire where Nicholas Ferrar founded an Anglican religious community in the mid-17th century. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Seller Inventory # BB1764

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