Very good. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1929. 1st Edition, Later Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8", 56pgs. Copyright 1920, "Reset November 1928". Brown cloth spine, gray boards, Spine cloth and lettering dull and browned. Cover top fore-edge corners slightly worn, 1/16" x 1/2" worm holes (2) at fore-edge page margins, 1" front endpaper hinge paper tear, rear cover has 1/8" wide brown strip along rear spine edge, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text pages bright. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
An attractive copy of Eliot's first book published in the U.S., published the same year in the U.K. under the title Ara Vos Prec. "Although the poems occur in different order, the contents are the same as Ara Vos Prec, except that "Hysteria" is substituted for "Ode" and "Le Spectateur" is titled "Le Directeur." An important debut. GALLUP A4.b. First Printing. Octavo; tan vertical-ribbed paper-covered boards, with titling and rule stamped in dark brown to spine and front panel; brown topstain; 63pp. Light wear along spine ends and board edges, with faint offsetting to endpapers and a small, vintage Brentanos label to rear pastedown; bright, Near Fine copy.
First American edition of ARA VOS PREC, with the order of the poems changed and a few substitutions. His first book published in the U.S. Tan paper boards stamped in brown with top edge brown. The book has very minor wear on corners and spine ends and some offset on endpapers, but still very good, in aged and worn dust jacket, with chipping at top of panels, not affecting any lettering, but lacking spine portion of jacket, both covers and flaps intact. A scarce jacket.
Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, Cockerill endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. First US edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Although the poems occur in different order, the contents are the same as those of Ara Vos Prec, except that "Hysteria" is substituted for "Ode" and "Le Spectateur" is titled "Le Directeur." This is the first book of Eliot's poems published in the States.
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