First US appearance in print in a fine copy in original salmon printed wraps without any cover wear on panels and spine, no soil or staining, appears unread. Oversize cover edges are lightly rumpled as in all issues. Text is fine with no pages missing. A collector's copy with the bookplate of the editor, Scofield Thayer laid in. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Waste Land in The Dial. November 1922.
Publisher: NY: The Dial Press.
Publication Date: 1922
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Dial Publishing Co., 1922. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Vol. 73, No. 5 (November 1922), containing the first American appearance of T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece “The Waste Land.” Octavo. Near fine, with a smudge and a few stray lines to front cover and a half inch chip to top of spine. Contents near fine. T. S. Eliot’s long poem “The Waste Land” is widely regarded as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central text in Modernist poetry. Published in 1922, the 434-line poem first appeared in the U.K. in the October issue of The Criterion and in the U.S. the following month in this issue of The Dial. It was published in book form in December 1922. The poem loosely follows the legend of the Holy Grail and the Fisher King combined with vignettes of the contemporary social condition in British society. Among its famous phrases are “April is the cruellest month”, “I will show you fear in a handful of dust”, and the mantra in the Sanskrit language “Shantih shantih shantih”. While most issues of The Dial from the twenties are not particularly scarce, this issue is unaccountably so. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1481139480230
Book Description The DIAL Publishing Co., New York, 1922. Original Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued. 1st Edition. First U.S. appearance of 'The Waste Land'. This copy is complete with the Robert Delaunay 'St Severin' frontispiece causing the usual light offsetting to the first page of the text (p.473). Contributions by, inter alia, W.B. Yeats, Brancusi, Picasso andPound. Wrappers chipped to corners and edges otherwise a firm, clean copy of the first issue of the first impression of 500 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 005674
Book Description 1922. Paperbound. FIRST U.S. APPEARANCE OF ELIOT'S "THE WASTE LAND"/ VERY TIGHT CLEAN COPY WITH IMMACULATE TEXT/ the frontis is missing and it appears it may never have been in this copy (bindery error?) since front cover is absolutely secure to the text block and there is NO evidence of it having been removed or torn out/ short even tears to spine top/btm along edges/ sm rubbed patch spine affecting word "The" in Dial/ covers are without any spots except one tiny pale "dot" and show some light even age soil/ extremely slight crease to btm fr cover edge/ expected few tiny even tears and rubs to "overlap" of cover over text block/ IMMACULATE TEXT. Bookseller Inventory # 031521
Book Description The Dial Publishing Company, Inc., Greenwich, CT, 1922. Printed wrappers. First Edition. First U.S. appearance of The Waste Land. Original beige wrappers. Very mild chipping to the edges, light shelf wear, short closed tear to back cover. A bright, near fine copy. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 173
Book Description Dial Publishing, New York, 1922. First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. The first appearance in the United States of Eliot's masterpiece, "The Waste Land". Some wear to the cover, name to the front free endpaper; a very good copy. A very good copy of one of the most desirable literary journals of the twentieth century. "The Waste Land," T. S. Eliot’s masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # 2675